Winter is a great time to get out and go birding! Whether to beat cabin fever, brush up on your winter bird ID, or to enjoy a relaxing morning with fellow birding friends and companions, Indiana Audubon has a diversity of birding trips to suit whatever your skill or interest level.
Feathers and Fermentation: Birds of Prey Tour- January 20
Ever wanted to challenge a hawk to a staring contest? Maybe you’ve dreamed of being within inches of those mythical beasts, the owls. Wanna do that and more while sipping on hot mulled cider from Ash & Elm Cider Co.? Join us for a special IAS road trip of birds and brews on January 20 with Indy Brew Bus. Visit the event page for more info on how to register!
Eagle Creek Winter Birding- January 26
Join Indiana Audubon for a morning of mid-winter birding among the often productive waterfowl haven found at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. Eagle Creek Park is the largest park in Indianapolis, and one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. Over 1,400 acres of water are searchable this time of year, as we’ll focus on waterfowl that may be wintering now that the smaller, local ponds and lakes have frozen. Additionally, we’ll be on the look out for wintering finches and other year-round residents of Eagle Creek. Register today.
Winter Eagle Watch Field Trip- January 26
It’s a return of our popular trip to see the winter spectacle of eagles along the upper Wabash River and reservoir floodplains. Wintering Bald Eagles have climbed considerably in this area over the last decade, and now this area of northern Indiana hosts as many eagles as many of the other known Indiana wintering sites. Some counts exceed 100 birds in a morning! Registration will fill for this unique afternoon trip.
Indiana Birding: Crash Course- January 27
Join Indiana Audubon Society for a special four-hour introduction to birding workshop. Each workshop, held statewide, is led by IAS Executive Director, Brad Bumgardner, and features a jam packed schedule, looking at all things birding. This hands-on workshop is designed for both beginning bird watchers and general nature enthusiasts looking to learn more about the birds around their neighborhood and where to enjoy birds statewide. The January event is filling now for Chesterton, IN.
Somerville Mines Field Trip- February 9
Join IAS member, Amy Kearns, for a driving tour of the regionally important Somerville Mine and nearby birding sites in search of waterfowl and raptors. We will primarily be birding from our vehicles, utilizing the county roads to survey the numerous fields and ponds in the area. We will being our field trip to time with movement of afternoon birds, and stay until after sunset for the evening showing of Short-eared Owls. Don’t delay in signing up for this unique field trip.