The Biggest Week in American Birding festival will wrap up its formal activities on Thursday, May 15 with the very popular "Getting Started in Birdwatching" seminar at Pearson Metropark from 10 AM – Noon. The event is free, and there will be a limited number of binoculars and field guides to loan to the participants. This is the proper baptism for any curious or interested bird-watching newcomer.
On Saturday, May 17, there will be a songbird banding and migration program held at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory from 10 – 11:30 AM. Admission is free. The BSBO is located at the entrance to Magee Marsh, just off State Route 2, just west of Davis Besse.