If you strike up a conversation about birds with me, it probably won’t be long until I’m talking about Magee Marsh and the Biggest Week in American Birding festival. I started travelling to this location in Northwest Ohio annually about 10 years ago now, and it just doesn’t feel like spring to me if I don’t make it to Magee Marsh.
Over the past couple years, I’ve become more involved with The Biggest Week in American Birding as the field trip organizer/coordinator. The event is held each May near Magee Marsh and hosted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), a wonderful not-for-profit organization that I am on the executive board for. The festival brings together over 1,000 enthusiastic birders in search of the amazing migrant warblers that pass through the area each year. Registration is now open for the event, and Birds & Blooms Magazine is offering a chance for readers to win a trip to The Biggest Week! Check out the Birds & Blooms contest here. A full schedule of events for The Biggest Week can be found here, and you can register for the festival by following this link.
I really hope to meet many of our readers at the event in May, so if you see me there, please introduce yourself! For now, I will leave you with some photos I have taken of the incredible warblers that will move through Magee Marsh this spring. It’s truly one of the best birding locations in the United States. If you have any questions about the event, please use the comment box.