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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January 24, 2013

The Biggest Week in American Birding – 2013

The dates are set for the Biggest Week in American Birding! Mark your calendars May 3rd – 12th, 2013 for a week of super expert birders, fun events, and warblers dripping off trees.

The festival schedule will be published by the end of January and festival registration will open in mid February.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Photo by Dakota Outcalt Callaway

Kim Kaufman – director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and our dear bird sister and friend has worked long, incredible hours along with her spectacular birding team to make this event a ravishing success for the past three years and there is no doubt that this year will be even better! There are no words to describe her hard work at promoting birds and conservation. (WE LOVE HER SO MUCH!)

Last year, Jennifer Outcalt (Veery) was proud to be part of the Blog Team alongside other super bird bloggers. Bird blogging is such an awesome way to spread news, discuss birding issues and to network with other birders and even new or future birders!

Up Close and Personal with a Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Photo by Dakota Outcalt Callaway

This year’s event is sure to be even bigger than the last – so it’s not too soon to mark your calendar, read up on last year’s events and gear up for a week in the Warbler Capital of the World: Northwest Ohio!

The very BEST part of this event: there are tons of birders! If you have ever been in a large group of birders like this – it’s crowded but not crowded – there is nothing like being with so many others that share your passion. It’s incredible.

Not convinced? Read Dr. Drew Lanham’s account of his experience in Northwest Ohio in 2012 and you will be!

Bird Banding Demonstration – 2010
Banding Demonstration

Look for more posts on upcoming events, registration and our experiences! Good birding!

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