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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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 […]

New York State Young Birders Club

February 18, 2013 | No comment

The New York State Young Birders Club (NYSYB) has many opportunities for young birders between 10 and 19, adult members and even partner organizations. The club is a special project of the New York State Ornithological Association and offers field trips, meetings, scholarships and much more! NYSYB also welcomes members from other states! The New […]

6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference

November 8, 2012 | No comment

Saturday November 3rd and Sunday November 4th was the 6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference. In one word it was…AMAZING! This year it was held at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. The place is a gorgeous environmental education center in Dayton, Ohio. This conference is not just for members of the club: anyone can […]

Getting Ready for the 6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference

November 1, 2012 | No comment

Greeting from young Birdfreak birder and blogger Dakota Callaway (Outcalt)! This year on November 3rd the Ohio Young Birders Club will host the 6th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference. I am honored to have been included this year as a speaker! My topic is going to be on Citizen Science and how it helps birds. […]

Ohio Young Birders Field Trip – Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve

July 23, 2012 | No comment

For a July field trip, The Ohio Young Birders Club decided to meet up at Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve, the largest calcareous fen in Ohio. John Sawvel, the OYBC Membership Coordinator led the group in search of plants, birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Cedar Bog Boardwalk Illinoian young birder and niece Sammie is currently visiting […]

Ohio Young Birders Meet Author Richard Crossley

March 5, 2012 | 1 comment

Richard Crossley– author of The Crossley ID Guide The Ohio Young Birders Club was invited to meet field guide author Richard Crossley who presented at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio. He discussed his life and bird identification plus signed books (included Birdfreak’s!). Dakota traveled with fellow Ohio young birder Kayla […]

A Day at Starved Rock

February 1, 2012 | 3 comments

Sammie is the Birdfreak Team’s Illinois young birder. She attended the Bald Eagle Watch Weekend at Starved Rock State Park in Northern Illinois. She writes: Yesterday, on Saturday, January 28, I went with my grandma, grandpa, and sister to Starved Rock State Park for their annual Eagle Watch Weekend. We woke up earlier than we […]

Ohio Young Birders Club – Sitting for Conservation

October 14, 2011 | No comment

The upcoming Big Sit benefits kids and conservation The Ohio Young Birders Club is agian gearing up to sit all day for conservation – this time in Port Clinton, Ohio. Last year, they raised $3,400 for habitat conservation on Middle Bass Island. This year’s big sit is October 16th and proceeds will go to help […]

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