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The Biggest Week in American Birding

May 6 - May 15


Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) is thrilled to announce that we are planning an IN-PERSON festival for 2022! We’ve added some exciting new field trips, and all of your favorite Biggest Week activities are back, including Optics Alley, Birder’s Marketplace, Bird Tattoo Contest, Birder Prom, Bird Trivia Night, and MUCH more!

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a 10-day festival in northwest Ohio, “The Warbler Capital of the World!” Immerse yourself in spring songbird migration and experience some of the best birding North America has to offer. The festival has something to offer beginner and seasoned birders alike, with bird identification workshops, guided birding trips, birding by canoe, daily walks at the world famous Magee Marsh, American Woodcock field trips, keynote presentations, a Birder’s Marketplace, and evening socials with free food and music.

We’re putting together a stellar line-up of programs, workshops, and keynotes:
Dr. Richard Beilfuss – International Crane Foundation
Jamie Cunningham – Sabrewing Nature Tours
Tykee James – Amplify the Future
Kenn Kaufman – Kaufman Field Guides
David Lindo – The Urban Birder
Rosemary Mosco – Bird and Moon Nature Comics

Premier Registration will open on Monday, January 24, 2022.
Premier registrants are given the first opportunity to register for field trips, workshops, and keynotes. Click here to purchase your Premier Registration today, and you’ll receive the link to register for all festival field trips and other activities on January 24, two days before General Registration opens.
– $50 for BSBO members
– $70 for non-members
– $10 for ages 9-19
– Free for ages 8 and underGeneral Registration will open Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
– $30 for BSBO members
– $55 for non-members
– $10 for ages 9-19
– Free for ages 8 and under
We will require all festival participants, volunteers, and vendors to show proof of vaccinations to attend. We will also comply with all COVID-19 regulations set forth by other festival venues, including, but not limited to, requiring masks for all indoor activities.

Visit our website for more information.

Contact: 419-898-4070, biggestweek@bsbo.org.


Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center
1750 State Park Road #2
Oregon, OH 43616 United States
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