At the Symposium: In This Section

Daily Schedule

The Midwest Birding Symposium features fun events, entertaining keynote speakers, a book signing session with authors of notable birding books, and an opportunity to purchase birding essentials at the Bird Watcher's Market. Please note that scheduled events and speaker time slots are subject to change. We will communicate schedule changes through our RSS feed. Updates will also be reflected on the daily schedule page.

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Programs and Speakers

The Midwest Birding Symposium features an outstanding list of speakers and workshops. Check this page for bios, anticipated symposium topics, and a description of each program.

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Special Activities

In addition to the great programs, awesome birding locations, fabulous shopping in the Birder's Marketplace, and fellowship with hundreds of other bird watchers, the Midwest Birding Symposium will also be offering a variety of special events and offerings. Watch this page for updates as our plans for the 2013 MBS continue to evolve!

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Birding Sites

Lakeside, Ohio, is located along the shoreline in the center of the Lake Erie Western Basin. The entire area of marshlands and shoreline is designated an Important Bird Area (IBA). The MBS schedule will take full advantage of the fall migration season, which always brings avian surprises to the surrounding areas.

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