Birding

We love to travel to find new birds and participate in a lot of bird counts. We also created a Guide to Birding Field Guides and host a collection of over 200 birding links from all over the globe.

Conservation

While our main focus continues to be birds, we promote other areas of conservation as well. Conserving land not only benefits wildlife, but is hugely beneficial to people as well.

Year of the Young Birder

2013 is officially The Year of the Young Birder! We plan on spending the whole year promoting young birder clubs and sharing ideas on how to help student naturalists become lifelong conservationists.

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Biggest Week in American Birding – Imagine Art

May 16, 2014 | No comment

One of the best things about attending the Biggest Week in American Birding has to be all of the wonderful new people you meet. Sometimes, a person really touches your life. While working at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory‘s Information booth some of the Birdfreaks met an artist named Kami Brough. If you visited the […]

Biggest Week in American Birding – Start your Birding Engines!

May 5, 2014 | No comment

The Biggest Week in American Birding is ready to begin! Tuesday May 6th kicks off the fifth annual event and the Birdfreaks are so proud to be able to help volunteer again. We had the opportunity Sunday to help set up the registration area at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center and things are looking […]

In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science

April 30, 2014 | No comment

Attention all art enthusiasts, birders and science lovers! Especially those attending the Biggest Week in American Birding! You might want to consider a side trip this year to Toledo for an awesome exhibition! Between April 25th and July 6th this year the Toledo Museum of Art will be highlighting the mix of science and art […]

Biggest Week in American Birding – A Different Kind of Crowd

April 15, 2014 | No comment

The Biggest Week in American Birding is one of the most popular birding festivals in the United States. It’s been growing every year and is wildly popular! It is also absolute proof that birders spend tourism dollars. So with 50 to 75 thousand people from all over the U.S. and other countries and millions of […]

Biggest Week in American Birding: Hoo’s In?

February 28, 2014 | No comment

It’s finally time! Registration is now open for the Biggest Week in American Birding May 6th through May 15th, 2014! This year will be bigger and better than ever and the birds benefit as much as the humans who get to watch them! Want to help save the Golden-winged Warbler? Right at registration, thanks to […]

The Upcoming 14th Annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation

January 29, 2014 | No comment

This year the Ohio Birdfreaks (Dakota and Jennie) will be attending the 14th Annual Shreve Migration Sensation with a few Illinois Birdfreaks (Susie, Sammie and Allison)! We are super excited! This is the best Ohio event to show off migratory waterfowl and is perfect for all ages and every skill level of birder. Shreve, Ohio […]

Birds, Tattoos and Punk Rock Birder Paul Riss

May 29, 2013 | No comment

New this year at the Biggest Week in American Birding was something unique and fun – a bird tattoo contest! A crowd of bird-tattooed folk showed up along with many spectators to see who would win the big prize – an awesome pair of EO Ranger binoculars from Eagle Optics! Three judges were on hand […]

Illinois Spring Bird Count – 2013

May 15, 2013 | No comment

Every year members of the Birdfreak Team participate in the Illinois Spring Bird Count, a citizen science project geared at counting birds across the state. County by county, birders try and find as many birds as possible during migration. This year we found out that some less-covered counties are counting on Sunday instead of the […]

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