Aldo Leopold is the father of the modern Wildlife Conservation. Birds provided much of the inspiration for Leopold. Dr. J Drew Lanham spoke on Aldo's relationships to avifauna throughout his lifetime and how to use those connections to formulate bird-inspired land ethics.

The Biggest Week in American Birding is an annual event held in northwestern Ohio. Every spring many species of small birds in the warbler family migrate from South America to Canada. In order to store up energy for the flight across Lake Erie, the birds spend some time on the southwestern shore of Lake Erie.