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The Highlight of the Birding Year!

The Midwest Birding Symposium is coming back to Ohio! On the weekend of September 17 to 20, 2009, many hundreds of bird watchers will gather at Lakeside, Ohio, on the south shore of Lake Erie for what will surely be the highlight of the birding year. Hosted by Bird Watcher's Digest, The Ohio Ornithological Society, and the Lakeside Association, the 2009 Midwest Birding Symposium (MBS) is generating a lot of buzz and interest. Available space for attendees, vendors, and sponsors is quickly filling up.

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David Allen Sibley is Coming to the Midwest Birding Symposium!
Registered for the Midwest Birding Symposium? Check out our latest RSS entry, which contains helpful last-minute details, reminders, and advice.
A lot of Special Activities have recently been added to the Midwest Birding Symposium agenda. Check out Digital Photography with Arthur Morris, The Digiscoping All-Stars, Guatemala Adventure, & Birding Uganda, as well as a myriad of other exciting activities. In addition, final details on the Thursday night boat cruise are now available on our website for those who signed up.

Great Events!

In addition to the great programs, awesome birding locations, fabulous shopping in the Birders' Marketplace, and fellowship with hundreds of other bird watchers, the Midwest Birding Symposium will also be offering special events!

Great Workshops!

The Midwest Birding Symposium features workshops on digital photography, blogging on birds, and more!

Great Speakers!

Our guest speaker list includes some of the most notable names in birding and beyond! Check out our speakers >>

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Our Sponsors
The Midwest Birding Symposium would not be possible without the generous financial support of our sponsors. More >>
Maps and Directions
If you are using a GPS or an online map-search program, please make sure you've got the correct Lakeside, Ohio (there are two!). The correct address is 236 Walnut Ave, Lakeside, OH 43440.
Daily Schedule
Please note that scheduled events and speaker time slots are subject to change. See the latest >>
Make Arrangements
All MBS attendees will need to make their own arrangements for lodging. All options are described in the Food/Lodging section >>
Symposium Highlights
Need Information?
  • We've included helpful information to answer general questions in our FAQ section.
  • If you have questions about the Midwest Birding Symposium, e-mail our registration coordinator or call 800-879-2473, x314. Make sure to mention the Midwest Birding Symposium.