Birding in the News: Two Migration Hotspots Featured On CBS

What makes spring birdwatching so special? This CBS report by Serena Altschul begins to answer that question very well. Watch the above clip to see the celebration of birds held at Magee Marsh (The Biggest Week in American Birding, which features many of our colleagues and friends) and the Indiana Audubon Society’s Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary.

The Biggest Week: A Warblerific Epiphany

Black-throated Green Warbler. © Laura Kammermeier

Finally, a week after returning from The Biggest Week in American Birding, I am able to sit down and recount the event without developing a lump in my throat. The event was a deeply emotional and satisfying experience for me on so many levels; let me try to explain why.

Estuary Trail, Ottawa NWR

The newly opened (2012) estuary trail that leads between Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Magee Marsh was a big hit with birders attending The Biggest Week in American Birding this May. “It offers much more elbow room and nearly all the same birds,” says Courtenay Willis, who traveled all the way from Belgium to participate… Read more

Sounds of Magee Marsh in May (Ohio)

Magee Marsh in May (Video)

Editor’s Note: Ahh, the sound of nature in May. I’m currently walking the boardwalk along Magee Marsh and exploring woodlots and grasslands for birds in the surrounding environs. More to report when I get back. But for now, I want to leave you with this video of the “Magee Marsh experience.”  I shot this video… Read more


Holy cow, The Biggest Week in American Birding has assembled an impressive team of bloggers to cover the event (a team I’m proud to be part of). Taken these combined efforts, I don’t think one aspect of this fun birding event is going to be missed. That means you can sit back and read and watch about the event from a variety of angles, even if you can’t make it in person. But we hope you will!

6 Reasons to Attend The Biggest Week in American Birding 2013

Prothonotary Warbler,

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a celebration of the epic spring migration in western Ohio lakefront and commences May  3 – 12th. Yours truly will be there, blogging the event in official capacity along with several other talented bird bloggers. The event is headquartered out of Maumee Bay State Park, a stone’s throw from… Read more

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