March 27, 2010 was the Shreve Migration Sensation in Shreve, Ohio. Registration began at 7 and programs were held all day. Dakota and I (Jennie) spent most of our time on the Ohio Young Birder Club‘s field trip exploring the area. The Shreve area is beautiful and hopping with birds. Waterfowl and shorebirds were the main focus and I am positive no one left disappointed!
Many of the event attendees were Amish and they hiked and rode bikes as well as rode in caravans to go birding over the area. It was very cool to see so many birders on bicycles.
Both Kim and Kenn Kaufman spoke at the event. The Ohio Young Birders gave a presentation called Birding Basics. They did a wonderful job discussing equipment, new birder tips, and busted up common stereotypes of the “typical bird watcher”.
As well as seeing Northern Pintails, Hooded Mergansers, Greater Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpipers, we were able to see a large number of birders in one place and meet wonderful people. This event is a true celebration of birds and birding.