The Biggest Week in American Birding

I’m going to be there. Wren is going to be there. Many of your favorite nature bloggers will be there too. Will you be at The Biggest Week in American Birding?

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a new birding festival planned during the peak of spring warbler migration in the Lake Erie Marsh Region of Northwest Ohio, often heralded as the “Warbler Capital of the World.” This epic event, hosted by Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Tropical Birding, Kaufman Field Guides, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, will be so jam-packed with trips, workshops, speakers, and, of course, WARBLERS that it is being held over 11 days, from Thursday, May 6, 2010 through Sunday, May 16, 2010. That’s what I call a week of birding!

I had a blast with a bunch of NBN bloggers in Ohio last fall at the Midwest Birding Symposium and I am seriously looking forward to the Biggest Week. Not only will I get more time at the amazing Ottawa NWR, but I’ll finally experience the full fantasy of spring warblers at the legendary Magee Marsh. Equally as important are the amazing people on the scene. I won’t name names but will say that many of your favorite guides, authors, bloggers, publishers, and personalities will be at the Biggest Week. You should be there too.

Alas, I’ll only be in attendance from May 7-9. Look for me at Magee Marsh on the morning of Saturday, May 8.  I’ll be at the Blogger BBQ on Saturday night. My trip will culminate with my presentation “Around the World in 80 Blogs” at Ottawa on Sunday from 11AM to noon. Will I see you there?

IMPORTANT: If you are a member of the Nature Blog Network who will be attending my presentation or even just at the festival, be sure to let me know in advance so I can give you a shout-out!


  1. April 30, 2010 at 5:06 PM | Permalink

    I’ll be there with my husband. We’ve only planned to be there the final Friday through Sunday but I’m now trying to finagle the previous Wednesday & Thursday, too. Sorry we’ll miss you, Mike.

  2. April 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM | Permalink

    Oh, bummer! That means I won’t get a change to meet you and Arthur either.

  3. April 30, 2010 at 8:37 PM | Permalink

    I’m sorry to miss you too, Amy. At least we met at the MBS!

  4. May 3, 2010 at 7:53 AM | Permalink

    I’ll be there! What a fantastic place to be during spring migration and IMBD weekend.