Last year, Birds & Blooms staff went to the Biggest Week in American Birding in Ohio. (Read about it here.) We were so impressed with the experience that we decided to become event sponsors for 2012! Check out details on the event and how to attend here.
If you’ve never been out to see warblers in spring, then here’s your chance. I know you’re probably thinking: Really? Northwest Ohio? Yeah right! I know, I know. I was once in doubt, too. But it’s truly one of the best birding festivals in the country and is worth a short drive, long drive or even plane ride. And it’s honestly probably one of the most cost-effective birding trips you could plan because the Toledo area is so affordable and welcoming.
So jump on it, and start planning. I promise you’ll connect with nature in a whole way. Take a look below at some of the beauties you could spot during this event. Then don’t think about it—just say yes. I’ll be there along with a couple of other B&B editors (see details below), and we’d love to see you!
Join Us at Hummingbird Haven!
As a sponsor of Biggest Week, Birds & Blooms will have staff there, too! Look for us May 4-6 at the Black Swamp Observatory offices, 13551 W. State Route 2, Oak Harbor, Ohio. Just ask for the “hummingbird haven” area, where we’ll have information on how to attract these jewels, gardening tips, beautiful reader photos and more. Stop by and say hello—we’d love to chat! Also, we’ll be holding a raffle to benefit young birders, and we’ll have some great prizes to win! If you bring your latest issue of the magazine, we’ll give you a free entry into our drawing.
Bird Walk with Kenn & Kimberly Kaufman
Brought to you by Birds & Blooms Magazine, Kaufman Field Guides, and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO)
When: Sunday, May 6
Time: 9 a.m. – Noon
Where: The world-famous Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Fee: $40 – 100% of the proceeds from this walk will help fund the improvement of local birding area viewing platforms, boardwalks, and trails.
Meet: At Black Swamp Bird Observatory and we’ll carpool back to Magee Marsh (5 minute drive)
**Limited to the first 25 people