May 02 2013
The Biggest Week in American Birding — May 3-12 — begins tomorrow in northwestern Ohio.
Birders are flocking from all over the world to see migrating warblers arrive at the south shore of Lake Erie. The festival, headquartered at Maumee Bay Lodge, has great programs and outings scheduled for the next ten days. Don’t worry if you haven’t planned ahead. I learned at the San Diego Bird Festival that openings are often available — especially in mid-week.
If you live within a few hours of the festival it’s well worth the drive. I’ll be at Magee Marsh but (alas!) only for the weekend. I wish I could stay longer. The birding will be great! Here’s Kenn Kaufman’s report from Magee Marsh Boardwalk yesterday.
While there, be aware that Ohio Route 2 is closed between Magee Marsh and Metzger Marsh. It’s the main road everyone uses so the organizers of the Biggest Week suggest this detour: Click here for a snapshot of the directions or visit the Biggest Week website for more information.
I’m glad I checked the website. Less driving, more birding!
Gotta run. I hear warblers calling my name.
(photo by Steve Gosser)