It seems like only yesterday that we were enjoying the 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium at Lakeside, Ohio. What a special joy when things work out just like you hoped they would. How fortunate we were to be in such a beautiful place on the south shore of Lake Erie with perfect weather, special birds, and more than a thousand fellow bird watchers—it was overwhelmingly wonderful.
My heartfelt thanks to my family and colleagues at Bird Watcher's Digest, and to my friends and colleagues at The Ohio Ornithological Society, and The Lakeside Association for making the 2011 MBS a reality. To our speakers, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and attendees go our collective gratitude for making the MBS so special, once again—and even better than it was in 2009!
From all of us involved in the 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium, thank you, and good birding!
Bill Thompson, III
Bird Watcher's Digest
P.S. If you weren't there with us this past September for the 2011 MBS, please plan to join us for the NEXT MBS in September of 2013 »