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The MBS 2013: An Event to Remember!

On the weekend of September 19 to 22, 2013, hundreds of bird watchers gathered at Lakeside, Ohio, on the south shore of Lake Erie for the highlight of the birding year. Make sure to return to the website in the next few weeks. We'll be posting the highlights of the event. The 2013 Midwest Birding Symposium is hosted by Bird Watcher's Digest, The Ohio Ornithological Society, and the Lakeside Chautauqua.

Don't forget to pre-register for the 2015 MBS, which will be held in a new location: Bay City, Michigan »
About the Symposium

Symposium Highlights

The 2013 MBS featured an outstanding array of speakers, great programs, awesome birding locations, and fellowship with hundreds of other bird watchers. Check out features from the 2013 MBS below.

Photo Gallery

Special thanks to our MBS 2013 photographers: Ernie Cornelius, Liz McQuaid, Micki Hendrick, Sandy Brown, and Kathy Mock. They contributed great photos for our gallery!

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2013 Speaker Clips

If you missed a speaker from the MBS 2013, or if you simply want to reminisce, check out our audio clips.

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Green Screen Photos

Did you pose for the green screen? Find your photos here! (If you didn't, check out the gallery. These photos are hilarious!)

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About the Symposium

What Did 2013 Attendees Say?

"Thanks BT3, volunteers, attendees, and everyone who made this gathering of birders such a fun-filled, meaningful three days! You're all the BEST!"
—Bob H., 2013 attendee

"Had a wonderful time with birds and people, especially learning about moths another whole world to explore! See you in 2015!"
—Kathy K., 2013 attendee

We want to make sure the 2015 MBS is as fun, satisfying and well-attended as this year's. To do that, we need to hear from attendees to know what they liked, and what could have been better. We hope you will take a few minutes to offer your insights and constructive feedback on the 2013 MBS.

Did you attend the 2013 MBS? We want to know what you think!

MBS 2013 Keepsakes

In case you didn't have quite enough time to shop during the symposium, we wanted to offer this electronic opportunity! MBS tote bags, laptop bags, hats, water bottles, and chirpsticks are available for a limited time.

Buy MBS keepsakes in the BWD nature shop »