The official bird list of the 2016 Biggest Week is here! We saw 236 species of birds in the ten days of the festival, including 36 species of warblers.
Biggest Week Conservation Fund Expand. Enhance. Enjoy.
Logo by Scott Arvin
Promoting the cause of bird conservation is at the heart of The Biggest Week. This year, The Biggest Week Team at Black Swamp Bird Observatory proudly introduces THE BIGGEST WEEK CONSERVATION FUND.
100% of the proceeds donated to The Biggest Week Conservation Fund will be used for improving and expanding habitat for birds. Our 2016 Conservation Fund recipients are American Bird Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, and Black Swamp Bird Observatory.
Read more about our three focus projects, HERE. And click the button below to make your donation now!
The 2016 Biggest Week Visitors' Guide is HERE! Click the gorgeous cover image (designed by Scott Arvin) for the digital version of the magazine!
For NW Ohio migration updates, follow the BSBO Birding Blog!
Looking for Lodging?
Planning your visit to NW Ohio and looking for lodging? START HERE!
These businesses support bird conservation through membership in the Black Swamp Birds and Business Alliance!
Magee Marsh voted USA Today's BEST BIRDWATCHING DESTINATION!
After four weeks of voting, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area wins TOP HONORS in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice travel award contest!
Thank you to everyone who voted for Magee Marsh, to the wonderful bird experts who added Magee to the list (three of the four have been keynote speakers at the Biggest Week - and are coming back next year!), and to USA TODAY 10Best for hosting such fun and informative contests like this one! Read more, here: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-birdwatching/
Alongside the greatest volunteers in the world, our Biggest Week Tour Company Partners provide world-class guiding services during the festival. Look for the folks wearing the gold caps with the word GUIDE on the back. They're always happy to help find and identify birds!
Click the logos to visit their websites!
2016 FESTIVAL HOSTS
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We offer our sincere gratitude to the supremely talented, Darin Miller, the artist who painted our beautiful festival logo. Learn more about our logo artist, Darin Miller, HERE.