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.


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 – 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 […]

Biggest Week in American Birding – Volunteers Help Make it Happen!

May 8, 2013 | No comment

Saturday morning the Ohio Birdfreaks headed to the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Though it was tempting to start birding as soon as we arrived, we were signed up as volunteers at the info booth that morning so to work we went! Ohio Young Birders Club Volunteers The three of us (including new birder Jamie) manned […]

Biggest Week in American Birding 2013 – About to Begin!

May 2, 2013 | No comment

The Biggest Week in American Birding is getting ready to start! Northern Parula Online registration has closed BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t still sign up! They are accepting walk-in registration at the festival registration table at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center and at Black Swamp Bird Observatory for just $20. The registration table […]

Biggest Week in American Birding Registration is Open!

March 5, 2013 | No comment

So…what’s going on MAY 3 – May 12, 2013? YES – The Biggest Week in American Birding! Registration is now open! Some of the workshops and field trips are filling up fast so it is definitely not too early to reserve your place for a bird-filled week of fun! The entire week (10 days!) is […]

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