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On behalf of Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) and our co-hosts at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, Destination Toledo, and Lake Erie Shores & Islands, I’d like to welcome you to The Biggest Week in American Birding, and to fabulous northwest Ohio, also known as “The Warbler Capital of the World.”   If you’re here, and you’ve picked up this visitors’ guide, then you’ve probably already ascertained that birds are a pretty big deal around these parts. So much so, in fact, that this area has been named one of the top 10 best birding sites in the Western Hemisphere by many world-class birdwatchers.  ---Yes, the birding really is that good!

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Every May, bird lovers from throughout the country as well as some foreign nations come to Lake Erie’s southern shore to witness the migration of songbirds and other species.

Located at the intersection of two major migratory flyways, the region provides an excellent stopover habitat for songbirds as they travel north from Central America and the Caribbean. The birds congregate along the forested lakeshore to build up energy to cross the expanse of the Great Lake to their breeding grounds.

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Birds & Blooms magazine is coming to Northwest Ohio.

Join the team from America’s number-one bird and gardening magazine at Black Swamp Bird Observatory during the Biggest Week In American Birding.

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Do you know the story about the Birds and the Beans? If you care about bird conservation you should.

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Ohioan Robert Hines used art as a forum to educate people about the wonders of nature.

In the year Hines would have celebrated his 100th birthday, the Hayes Presidential Center commemorates his contributions to nature conservation and art in the exclusive exhibit, “The Wildlife Art of Bob Hines.” The exhibit, which is open Aug. 14, brings together a broad collection of Hines’ original artwork from public and private collections.

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