Tomorrow, I'm off to northern Ohio, to the Great North Coast, Lakeside on Lake Erie for the 2009 Midwest Birding Symposium.
This will be my first year to attend this event, held every two years in one of several Midwest/Great Lake states. Previous events have been held in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin, as well as Ohio in 1997 and 1999.
Many famous and infamous birders will be there - Ohio birders like Kenn Kaufman, Bill Thompson, III, Jim McCormac, and Julie Zickefoose, to name just a few.
Other nationally known speakers include David Sibley, Scott Weidensaul, and actress/birder Jane Alexander.
The biggest draw will be the beautiful scenery and birding spots of western Lake Erie - Magee Marsh, Ottawa NWR, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Marblehead State Park, East Harbor State Park, and Kelley's Island, among others.
Bill promises the bloggers WiFi access, so I hope to be updating you soon.