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2019 Amish Bird Symposium


Join us for the 16th Annual Amish Bird Symposium

The Nature Conservancy once again is proud to support the annual Adams County Amish Bird Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, March 2. 

Join the Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau and the Adams County Amish Community for a day-long celebration of birds that features an array of bird presentations and is capped off by a birding field trip to Adams Lake.  The MC for the day will be our own Martin McAllister, Appalachian Forests Project Manager. 

Registration is required and the symposium does sell out quickly!  See the full list of speakers and register now.

Adams County is home to The Nature Conservancy and Cincinnati Museum Center’s 20,000-acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve, which is a haven for wildlife—including a large variety of bird species. Here, within Ohio’s largest privately owned protected natural area, located at the states’ southern border, vast wooded tracts, varied edges, grasslands and old fields make a medley of habitats available to breeding and migrating birds. 172 species of birds have been recorded on the preserve, 107 breed there and 11 are of high conservation concern.

We invite visitors to go birding from any of the preserve’s 10 miles of hiking trails. 

Learn more about the preserve and plan your visit!