Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Warblers Are Coming!

Ok, well maybe they aren't really coming yet, but with all of the plans coming together for the Biggest Week in American Birding (BWIAB), they can't be too far behind. Magee Marsh in Northwest Ohio is the "Warbler Capital of the World", and I am lucky enough to be attending the BWIAB as both a trip leader and offical blogger.

Check out the whole lineup of field trips, workshops, and keynotes, and if that's not enough to convince you to make the trip, take a look at the list of species seen during last year's festival! The Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) has done a fantastic job planning the festival, and you will see many new and exciting changes from the 2011 event, including a new home for the evening keynote speakers at the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center.

Kirtland's Warbler - The most rare warbler you might see while at the festival this spring.

Black-throated Green Warbler - A common sight along the boardwalk at Magee Marsh. (Photo by Stephanie Ripma)

Registration will open soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for information as I am sure that the trips, workshops, and keynotes will sell out quickly! Also, check back here on for more information and to find out what trips I will be leading.



Unknown said...

I can't wait to hear about all your adventures. Take lots of photos! I'll get to the Biggest Week one of these years.

Dawn Fine said...

I am down here in Florida gathering up some warblers to send up north for The Biggest Week. :) See you soon!

Kimberly Kaufman said...

Thanks for the great post, Rob! We're so lucky to have you on our team this year!