But what I can tell you right now is that while the Midwest Birding Symposium is about the birds...
flocks of Canada Geese
left: Great Blue Heron at East Harbor State Park
right: Hatchling-year female Northern Cardinal being banded at Black Swamp Bird Observatory
... it's also about the people:
Bill Thompson, III, giving the welcome address.
Author and sound recordist Lang Elliott, sharing sonograms of his recordings.
Julie Zickefoose and Bill Thompson, III, preparing to sing us a song at the end of her Letters from Eden talk
... and the sights and vibe of the whole event and area where it was held:
left: Lovely flower in someone's yard along the Lake Erie coast
right: Lighthouse at Marblehead State Park
MBS welcome sign at the pavilion in front of the pier.
Hoover Auditiorium, empty because it was lunch time.
A bird-themed vanity plate, which was quite a common sight.
Dave and I had so much fun, we're already talking about going to the next MBS in 2011. Stay tuned to future posts for some of the reasons why!