The IAS Big County Big Year Challenge celebrated local birding in 2018.   In partnership with the Kristina Knowski Arts, Sassafras Audubon, Robert Cooper Audubon, and Indigo Birding Tours, birders sought out as many species of birds that can be found in Indiana during 2018 in the individual counties that they live in, as well as any of the 92 counties statewide.  Species totals for each county range from 60-175 species.

The winners of the Big County Big Year Challenge are:

Kristina Knowski Commission Print- Heath Harlan, Evansville IN
Indigo Nature Tours Gift Certificate- Whitney Yoerger, Zionsville IN
Indigo Nature Tours Gift Certificate- Brian Lowry, Scottsburg IN
Wild Birds Unlimited $50 Gift Card- Sam Plew, Lagrange IN
Birds and Beans Coffee Combo-  Lindsay Grossmann, South Bend IN

Additionally, the following will receive an IBCBYC sticker- Gary Overdorf, Matt Bowman, Philip English, Bob Guth, and Amy Kearns.

Special thanks to Kristina Knowski Arts, IndiGo Birding Nature Tours, Sassafras Audubon Society, and Robert Cooper Audubon Society for co-sponsoring the challenge in 2018.



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