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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First Annual Indiana Young Birders Conference – A Smashing Success!

September 4, 2013 | No comment

The Ohio Birdfreaks were so excited to attend the very first EVER Indiana Young Birders Conference on August 24th, 2013. Rob Ripma (from 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 […]

Biggest Week in American Birding – May 3rd

May 7, 2013 | No comment

Kicking off the Biggest Week in American Birding (Friday May 3rd) the Ohio Birdfreaks along with new birder and Ohio Young Birders Club member Jamie attended the opening gathering at the Maumee Bay Conference Center. After introducing some of the key people that make the event so great (including the super hardworking staff at the […]

Great Backyard Bird Count – Kids Welcome!

February 11, 2013 | 1 comment

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is coming soon: February 15th-18th, 2013. This may be the easiest citizen science project to participate in. Everyone can participate and you can do so without even leaving the comfort of your home. All birders (and “almost” birders) are welcome to join in. It is just a three-step process: […]

Minnesota Young Birders Club

February 8, 2013 | 2 comments

The Minnesota Young Birders Club is supported by the Science Museum of Minnesota. It is open to kids age 13-18 from Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Annual membership is $20.00 but youth can attend one event prior to becoming a full member. The Minnesota Young Birder Club connects youth to other young birders in the state […]

Young Birders Network

February 6, 2013 | No comment

A part of eBird, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Black Swamp Bird Observatory have teamed up to create the Young Birders Network. The Young Birders Network aims to provide resources for young birders to connect and learn, while giving their adult advocates resources to encourage and support. Though the network is primarily geared […]

Schoolyard Habitat Program – Carlsbad, California

February 4, 2013 | No comment

There is nothing more hopeful than hearing about partnering environmental groups, willing teachers and eager students coming together to create a native habitat at a school. Appropriately named, Hope Elementary School in Carlsbad, California did just that on January 17, 2013. They planted over 50 different native plants, shrubs and trees in their new Native […]

Indiana Young Birders Club

January 29, 2013 | 2 comments

The Indiana Young Birders Club offers everything a young birder needs. Field trips, newsletters, conservation projects, outreach programs and of course many birding friends and contacts! The IYBC also has a blog! Indiana Young Birders – Birding Today…Protecting Tomorrow One unique thing that the Indiana Young Birders Club offers is a Fledgling membership for young […]

Michigan Young Birders Club

January 22, 2013 | No comment

2013: Michigan Audubon proudly presents – the Michigan Young Birders Club! Here is the information on the brand new club from the Michigan Audubon’s Website: ======= As 2013 begins Michigan Audubon looks forward to something that has been in the planning stages for the past year, the launch of a Michigan Young Birders Club (MYBC). […]

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