First Annual Indiana Young Birders Conference – A Smashing Success!

The Ohio Birdfreaks were so excited to attend the very first EVER Indiana Young Birders Conference on August 24th, 2013. Rob Ripma (from Nuttybirder.com) and all the SUPER people who put the conference together did an amazing job and the young birder speakers blew us away with their knowledge and passion. Young birder photo session

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What Goes Up…Must Come Down. Balloons Blow – Don’t Let Them Go

During the Biggest Week in American Birding, the Birdfreak team attended a talk by the folks from Balloons Blow . The family started cleaning beaches in their home state of Florida over 18 years ago. On their weekly beach cleanups they find a lot of debris that can harm wildlife. In 2012 alone, they found

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Black Swamp Bird Observatory – Kreager Challenge

The Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) in Northwest Ohio is a critical stop-over for our avian friends during migration. They are funded by members, donors and grants. What makes the BSBO so great is that not only do they do important research but they promote the love and appreciation for birds, especially with young birders.

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Severson Dells Earth Day Program – California Condor Reintroduction

The Severson Dells Nature Center located in Rockford, Illinois is hosting a presentation on California Condor reintroduction to celebrate Earth Day. Time TBA at Rock Valley College in Rockford. Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 21 (time to be announced 11:00-3:00pm Rock Valley College) California Condor Reintroduction; An Avian Study on the N.W. Coast Presented by

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Severson Dells Program – Monitoring Raptors on the Washington Coast

The Severson Dells Nature Center located in Rockford, Illinois is hosting a presentation on Washington coast raptors. If you are going to be in the area we encourage you to attend! The program is FREE but you must make a reservation. From Severson Dells Nature Center: Monitoring Raptors on the Washington Coast Friday, April 20,

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Save the Biodiversity of Samoa

We are passing along this information from an email from Rebecca Stirnemann. Help save the biodiversity of Samoa, specifically the Mao and Manumea, two highly endangered birds. You can help support this project directly with donations by going here. Ma’oma’o (Gymnomyza samoensis) or Mao Photo by Rebecca Stirnemann at www.samoanbirds.com From Samoanbirds.com: The tropical rainforest

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