The Midwest Birding Symposium 2011: Welcome!

MBS 2011: An Event to Remember!

What can we say other than "WOW!" The 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium was wonderfully fun and engaging, fully living up to our claim that it is "The Worlds Friendliest Birding Event!" We laughed and hugged it out with old friends, made new birding pals, wallowed in a giant cloud of bird- and nature-related presentations, set a world record, and raised more than $20,000 for bird conservation causes! We'll post more on the 2011 MBS in the coming days.

In the meantime, preregister for 2013 »


Maps and Directions to Lakeside

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.

Did You Miss the 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium?

What 2011 Attendees Said...

"I want to express my profound gratitude to the BirdWatcher's Digest family, the Ohio Ornithological Society, the community of Lakeside and all the volunteers, the speakers, the guides, all the people I got to go birding with, and anybody and everybody else that had anything to do with the Midwest Birding Symposium. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. I came away a better birder, with a deeper love for birds, and for other birders."
—Robert Mortenson, 2011 attendee

The 2011 MBS featured an outstanding array of speakers, great programs, awesome birding locations, and fellowship with hundreds of other bird watchers.

Check back here in the next few weeks. We'll post a gallery of photos, clips from speakers, and videos covering the lighlights of the 2011 MBS!

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.

Group Rates!

We are offering any group of 8 or more people a discount on their registration fee. So, whether you are part of a bird club, or just several couples wanting to attend together, if you can drum up enough interest, we will reward you with a discount on your registration fee.

To learn more, or to sign up, please call Ann at 1-800-879-2473, for your group discount code.