A message from Black Swamp Bird Observatory
in regard to the Biggest Week In American Birding
and Coronavirus / COVID-19
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we at Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) share with you, our birding friends and valued supporters, that the 2020 Biggest Week In American Birding has been cancelled. We've known in our minds what we must do. But our hearts were having a hard time letting go.
With the potential of the impacts of COVID-19 likely to stretch on for many weeks, even if the all-clear is given soon, at this point the BSBO team does not feel confident that we could deliver the kind of quality experience that has become the signature of The Biggest Week. And while birds and birding are important to all of us, protecting people is paramount.
More details HERE.
BSBO Nature Store Closed Until Further Notice
We are all adapting our lives to protect ourselves AND to protect others. BSBO is adapting, too. Our staff is working from home, and in addition to postponing the Biggest Week until 2021, we've suspended our spring songbird research operation, and our Nature Store is closed until further notice. Please follow our Facebook page and subscribe to our monthly eNews for announcements about reopening our center and the Nature Store.
ROGUE BIRDERS, SABREWING NATURE TOURS,
Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to explore Colombia
with the Kaufmans!
Go HERE for the detailed itinerary and more details!
Colombia is one of the most exciting countries in South America for birding, and for this trip we have special guest leaders! Join Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman as we raise funds for Black Swamp Bird Observatory while visiting the incredible Santa Marta region of Colombia.
Throughout the tour, we’ll visit a variety of elevations and habitats which is sure to lead to a long and diverse list of species including many Colombian endemics.
TWO WAYS TO HELP BSBO
WHILE YOU SHOP
If you shop in a Kroger in the Columbus area and/or northern Ohio (excluding Springfield), we ask that you (and your family and friends) link your Kroger Plus cards to BSBO’s Kroger Community Rewards account, number BG821. All of the dollars you spend with Kroger throughout the year will help us be eligible for a quarterly contribution through this program. Click HERE to register your Kroger Card for BSBO!
BSBO is part of the Amazon Smile program! Please use this link when making purchases, and Amazon will give 0.5% of the purchase price to BSBO!