Like bees swarming to the hive, birders are flocking to the Midwest Birding Symposium website to pre-register for the 2011 festival. Hosted by Bird Watcher's Digest, The Ohio Ornithological Society, and The Lakeside Association, this much loved biennial event takes place September 15-18 in Lakeside, Ohio.
The MBS once again returns to Lakeside, Ohio as the launching point for its festival. From meadows, woodlands, and shrubby thickets to marshlands, rivers, and open harbors, the cross section of habitat in the Lake Erie Western Basin offers incredible birding opportunities. Would you like to get a feel for what the MBS experience is like? Check out the sights and sounds from the 2009 festival.
As you plan to attend this splendid birding event, be sure to bring along that still useable binocular or spotting scope to donate to the American Birding Association's collection of optics to benefit the Birders' Exchange. For more than a decade, BEX has operated a world-renowned conservation program to provide equipment and educational materials to researchers, educators, and conservationists in 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries. As a thank you, Eagle Optics will give attendees a free Eagle Optics binocular harness strap when they make an optic donation to this ABA conservation program. Limit one per person.
A proud sponsor of the MBS, Eagle Optics will be on location to offer expert help in selecting the perfect binocular, spotting scope, tripod, and accessories for your needs. Can't wait to see you there!