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
One of the most popular places to see warblers during the Biggest Week in American Birding is the Magee Marsh boardwalk. It is the final place for all sorts of migratory birds to stop and rest before their journey across Lake Erie into their nesting habitats. The Magee Marsh boardwalk is epic for both amateur
Saturday was the Annual Shreve Migration Sensation in Shreve, Ohio. Dakota and Jennie decided to take Flat Stanley along. Guided tours, vendors, cool speakers, a photograph contest and of course an awesome Ohio Young Birder field trip make this event a great way to kick off spring migration! Jennie and Stanley Volunteering Stanley loved the
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) in northwest Ohio this year was not-so-great. The highest count we had was Saturday with a grand total of eleven species and it just went downhill from there. Sunday brought ice and wind along with low visibility and Monday was no better, the ice replaced by four inches of
Well the groundhog was out-shadowed this year as Ohioans continue battling wind, snow, ice and sleet. The Midwest storm that gave Rockford between one and two feet of snow and blizzard winds came over our way in many different forms. Findlay still got snow, but also ice and sleet – and a whole lotta wind.
Teaching our new dog Lily to heel when the bins go up will take some time, but nothing stops us from gazing at flocks of Cedar Waxwings and soaring Bald Eagles at the dog park! We’ve noticed flocks of blackbirds, robins and gulls, watched nuthatches and chickadees, and observed a female Cooper’s Hawk chasing a
Big Sitting in Ohio for the first time could not have been more enjoyable for the eastern Birdfreaks. We had great weather, promoted the young birders club, and directly helped the birds all by sitting in a small circle together with a couple scopes and some binoculars. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge The 17-foot circle was