Biggest Week in American Birding

The Birdfreak Team (Eddie, Jennie, Dakota, and Stacia) is at the Biggest Week in American Birding, which is going on at the Lake Erie Marsh region of Ohio now until May 16th, 2010. We spent most of the day between the lakefront at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and Ottawa NWR doing the auto tour.

After registering at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, we visited the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center which is an awesome building with a load of cool stuff to look at. Back to the Wild stole the show with an amazing display of owls and raptors. (Lots of photos coming of these later!)

We then spent a great deal of time on the beach so we could find some cool rocks and look for any bigger birds. The weather was really windy and a bit chilly but we had a blast. We were searching for beach glass and I found seven pieces!

Birdwise we didn’t see a lot and we didn’t do the boardwalk (we are going tomorrow with hopefully less wind). We got lots of photos of herons and egrets, Pied-billed Grebes, Double-crested Cormorants and more.

In the afternoon we met up with Kim Kaufman who is doing an awesome job keeping the event running smoothly and took a few minutes to talk to us. She even petted my dog Bella.

We’re all too worn out to process the hundreds of photos but we’ll get those up sometime next week.

If you’re anywhere in the vicinity of northwestern Ohio you gotta get over to the Lake Erie Marsh region and join in on the fun at the Biggest Week in American Birding. I guarantee a super great time!

One thought on “Biggest Week in American Birding

  1. I bet that’s a great time. I’ll have to add it to my bucket list (which seems only to get longer lately, instead of shorter, but I digress.)

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