[dc]A[/dc] few of us from the Nemesis Bird team are excited to be heading to The Biggest Week in American Birding
in NW Ohio for some spring migration excitement. Anna, Alex, Justine and Drew have been invited to attend the festival as Official Bloggers
for the event. We will be joining a crew of excellent bird bloggers
from across the country who we are very excited to meet. Our plans are to drive out there on Sunday, May 6 and pick up Anna on the way. With all the great photo opportunities we will be posting a lot of updates from the field. After birding our brains out for 4 days, we plan on leaving Thursday, May 10, if we can tear ourselves from the action.
We are all looking forward to crippling closeup views of spring warblers, a group that Alex has largely missed out on the past few years due to field work out west and a trip to South Africa. We are also pumped about the idea of possibly seeing Kirtland’s Warbler, a species that would be a lifer for us all.
We are also excited to meet many new people, particularly those we have interacted with online. Let us know if you will be joining us for some fantastic birding, we would love to meet up with folks to enjoy some great migration!
Registration for the event is cheap, and there are lots of good talks, walks, tours and other fun events. Last day to register is April 28th so hurry up and sign up now!
Here are some warbler photos to whet your appetite for spring migration.
Nashville Warbler – adult male (photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Yellow-rumped Warbler – adult male (photo by Anna Fasoli)
Yellow Warbler – male (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Cape May Warbler – adult male (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Yellow-throated Warbler – adult male (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Wilson’s Warbler – adult male at Newnan’s Lake (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)