Canada Warbler Prothonotary Warbler Celebrating Birds! American Redstart Bay-breasted Warbler Amish Birders Prothonotary Warbler Cape May Warbler Summer Tanager Kentucky Warbler Sora Whip-poor-will American Woodcock Northern Parula Northern Parula 2013 BIGGEST WEEK LOGO Virginia Rail Yellow Warbler KIRTLAND'S TWEET! Bay-breasted Sketch Magnolia Warbler Black-throated Blue Birding by Canoe! Chestnut-sided Warbler Red-eyed Vireo eBird American Redstart Black-throated Blue We Love Birds! Blackburnian Warbler Kirtland's Warbler Canada Warbler Wh-throated Sparrow BOARDWALK...
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MEET KENN KAUFMAN AND HEAR MORE ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE ON THE FILM!  

Monday, May 12th, 7:00 PM
Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center

- $10 per person
- Seating is limited to 200
100% of the proceeds will benefit songbird habitat conservation!

* Film screening is open to the public
*No need to register for the festival to attend


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

           
                   BIGGEST WEEK LOGO ART PAINTED BY DARIN MILLER. 
                       Visit Darin's gallery, HERE.

        

A little GREEN can save the GOLD! 

Register for the Biggest Week ---->Donate $10
---->Offset your carbon footprint --->Help Save
the Golden-winged Warbler! 

DONATE NOW

This year, American Bird Conservancy and Black Swamp Bird Observatory are partnering to step up the focus on conservation during the Biggest Week in American Birding. We are encouraging all Biggest Week participants to contribute to the Save the Golden-Wing Project to offset their travel carbon footprint—and support creation of a habitat corridor in Nicaragua for overwintering Golden-winged Warblers. With a minimum suggested donation of $10, a little green can help save the gold!

We all know that the Golden-winged Warbler is in trouble. The species is one of the fastest-declining birds in the Americas. But you can help. Your donation will enable American Bird Conservancy and its partners to advance reforestation work in the El Jaguar Private Reserve, one of the most important sites for the warbler on its wintering grounds. The project will provide native tree saplings to coffee farmers, helping them to move from conventional to shade-grown coffee and creating new habitat for warblers and other birds. Donations to Save the Golden-Wing will also support community outreach programs aimed at improving bird habitat and help to stabilize watersheds for sustainable farming. 

You can donate to 
Save the Golden-Wing during the Biggest Week registration process! Or, donate NOW


We are pleased to welcome ZEISS
as our 2014
Kirtland's Warbler Level Sponsor and the Official Optics
of the 2014 Biggest Week! 



Our BIGGEST WEEK TOUR COMPANY PARTNERS are an essential part of making the festival a fabulous experience!  Please visit their websites and check out some of the outstanding travel opportunities they offer -- when they're not showing you birds in NW Ohio! 

             
     
   
 
     

Visit our CAFE PRESS SHOP and come to 

The Biggest Week sporting the latest in festival fashions! The shop offers t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, coffee mugs, and much more! 

 






The 2013 Biggest Week was included in a segment on birds and birding on the national television program CBS Sunday Morning!  Watch it 
HERE! 



Here are some helpful ebird tips for submitting your sightings from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. And here's a link to the local eBird hotspots NW Ohio, as well. Many thanks to Ohio eBird Reviewer Ken Ostermiller for providing this information!


OPTICS ALLEY
Thinking it's time to purchase some new optics or upgrade what you have? Looking for a great gift Mother's Day? Then you'll want to visit OPTICS ALLEY at Black Swamp Bird Observatory. 

OPTICS ALLEY will feature many different optics dealers with an amazing variety of binoculars, spotting scopes, and other birding gear to try! With such a concentration of experts and a w..i..d..e variety of different optics all under one tent, this is THE place to visit if you're interested in learning more about binoculars, spotting scopes, digiscoping, or you just want to hang out with some really cool people who know A LOT about birds! 

OPTICS ALLEY will be open every day from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. throughout the Biggest Week (May 6 - 15). 
BIRDERS MARKETPLACE

MAKE PLANS TO VISIT THE BIGGEST WEEK
  

 BIRDER'S MARKETPLACE


The Birder's Marketplace, in the lobby of Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, will feature a wonderful variety of bird and nature related items including crafts, artwork, jewelry, birding wear and gear, optics, and birding travel information.

Every afternoon and evening during the festival from 3:00 - 8:00 PM (some booths will be open longer hours) the Birder's Marketplace will be open for business!

Stop by, hang out with birders from all over the world, partake of free refreshments and music, and shop till your heart's content for some really fabulous items! 
CONSERVATION INITIATIVES
CONSERVATION IS AT THE HEART OF THE BIGGEST WEEK      
 
We want every person who comes to the festival to have a wonderful time and enjoy the spectacular birding that northwest Ohio is becoming famous for. We hope that the more people who fall in love with birds and birding the more support there will be for bird conservation. We are proud to share many conservation messages through the festival. Messages about simple things we all can do to help protect and conserve habitat. Read more HERE.






THE BIGGEST WEEK & BIRD-FRIENDLY COFFEE

The Biggest Week is proud to feature Birds & Beans: The Good Coffee Drinking certified shade-grown coffee is an easy (and tasty!) way to support bird habitat conservation. BSBO is happy to recommend Birds & Beans for all of your shade-grown coffee needs. To read more about how drinking shade-grown coffee helps migratory birds, please click HERE.

BIGGEST WEEK SPONSORS
KIRTLAND'S WARBLER LEVEL
         
 
 
  CONNECTICUT WARBLER LEVEL
                     
 
         
         
         
  BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER LEVEL
     
    
 
   
 
         
         
 
        CAPE MAY WARBLER LEVEL  
                                         
 
         
         
YELLOW WARBLER LEVEL  
         


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