When thinking about the country of Ecuador, many people focus on the extraordinary Galapagos Islands - but there’s so much more to explore! Rob Ripma and Brian Zwiebel of Sabrewing Nature Tours shared their journey encompassed a great diversity of habitats and led to a bird list of 523 species. Along with sharing their stories of the birds, other wildlife, people, and terrain of Ecuador, Brian showcased a selection of his amazing photographs.

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.