Remembering the MBS 2009
Wow! It's been a while since the 2009 Midwest Birding Symposium, but the glow still lingers. It's impossible to forget those times when things seem to work out just like you hoped they would. How lucky I felt, being in such a beautiful place on the south shore of Lake Erie with perfect weather, special birds, and nearly 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 2009 MBS a reality. To our speakers, sponsors, and attendees go our collective gratitude for making the MBS so special.
From all of us involved in the 2009 Midwest Birding Symposium, thank you, and good birding!
Bill Thompson, III
Bird Watcher's Digest