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17-year Cicadas are for the Birds!
In 2007, the Birdfreaks went Cuckoo for Cicadas. A 17-year periodical cicada called Brood XIII emerged to the delight of bird species in northern Illinois and a few nearby states (MAP). It was amazing to see so many cicadas at once, the noise was deafening and the birds went crazy for them! We even found
Biggest Week in American Birding – Celebrating Birds and Conservation
This year’s Biggest Week in American Birding is only a little over a month away! This year’s festival runs from May 6th through May 15th and is sure not to disappoint! 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
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Wall of Birds by Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The Wall of Birds is a cool interactive project from Cornell’s Bird Academy. It features a bird from each taxonomic family (243) and each is located where they can be found over the globe. “Explore the diversity and evolution of birds with this web interactive based on the Wall of Birds mural. Envisioned by Cornell
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Biggest Week in American Birding – Calling All Birders!
Birders of the world: there is still time!!! Registration is still open for the Biggest Week in American Birding! This is the best migration hotspot for warblers and other migratory songbirds during May and it is WELL worth the trip! Please consider joining all the fabulous birders in watching “gobs” of birds. It truly is
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Biggest Week in American Birding – Imagine Art
One of the best things about attending the Biggest Week in American Birding has to be all of the wonderful new people you meet. Sometimes, a person really touches your life. While working at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory‘s Information booth some of the Birdfreaks met an artist named Kami Brough. If you visited the
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Biggest Week in American Birding – Start your Birding Engines!
The Biggest Week in American Birding is ready to begin! Tuesday May 6th kicks off the fifth annual event and the Birdfreaks are so proud to be able to help volunteer again. We had the opportunity Sunday to help set up the registration area at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center and things are looking
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In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science
Attention all art enthusiasts, birders and science lovers! Especially those attending the Biggest Week in American Birding! You might want to consider a side trip this year to Toledo for an awesome exhibition! Between April 25th and July 6th this year the Toledo Museum of Art will be highlighting the mix of science and art