DATES SET FOR 2016 BIGGEST WEEK IN AMERICAN BIRDING MAKE PLANS NOW FOR MAY 6-15, 2016!
The 2015 Biggest Week Visitors' Guide is here! Click the gorgeous cover image designed by Scott Arvin for the digital version of the magazine!
Purchase the sensational new Warblers app through the Biggest Week website and support Black Swamp Bird Observatory!
Looking for Lodging?
Planning your visit to NW Ohio and looking for lodging? START HERE!
These business support bird conservation through membership in the Black Swamp Birds and Business Alliance!
Your 2015 Biggest Week Carbon Offset Donations Will Help Cerulean Warblers!
Your donation to the 2015 Biggest Week carbon offset will boost reforestation efforts in Latin America, helping to provide wintering habitat for birds like Cerulean Warbler.
Every $10 contributed makes a big difference to American Bird Conservancy, which has worked with local communities and organizations to plant more than 3 million trees and shrubs in important bird habitats across South America. With the support of concerned birders like you, we can plant more trees—restoring more habitat for the birds we love and helping to mitigate climate change.
Magee Marsh voted USA Today's BEST BIRDWATCHING DESTINATION!
After four weeks of voting, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area wins TOP HONORS in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice travel award contest!
Thank you to everyone who voted for Magee Marsh, to the wonderful bird experts who added Magee to the list (three of the four have been keynote speakers at the Biggest Week - and are coming back next year!), and to USA TODAY 10Best for hosting such fun and informative contests like this one! Read more, here: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-birdwatching/
BIRDER BUCK$ FOR THE BOARDWALK
The Magee Marsh Boardwalk has become one of the most iconic birding destinations in the world, But at 25+ years old, those bodacious birding boards are in need of a make-over. You can help!
The Friends of Magee Marsh have taken on the task of raising more than $300,000 to renovate the boardwalk so that it will continue to offer visitors a safe and wonderful experience. Birders can contribute and support their efforts, HERE.
2015 BIGGEST WEEK TOUR COMPANY PARTNERS
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!
Promoting the cause of bird 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.
2015 FESTIVAL HOSTS
MAJOR SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
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.