The Indiana Audubon is hosting its annual fall birding gathering in the South Bend area on Saturday, September 24.  A selection of morning bird watching tour experiences will highlight some of the best parks and preserves to see birds in north central Indiana.  The day concludes with a special dinner program exploring the life of John James Audubon.

The South Bend area has several great bird watching destinations, and this year’s event will highlight the fall bird migration at an assortment of locations.  Participants can select from several themed options, including birding yoga, a van tour of the Indiana Birding Trail, and a fall migration tour of Potato Creek State Park. Each trip includes a box lunch.

The day will conclude with a special dinner keynote presentation by Dr. Mike Maxwell.  Dr. Maxwell will present, Audubon: Artist in Life, exploring the life and times of one of the greatest naturalists in America who sought to capture the “essential life” of birds.  His accomplishments resulted in his now famous elephant folio, The Birds of America. The evening keynote dinner also includes a special fall birding raffle and will take place in the Moat Room at Buago Creek County Park in Osceola.

Registration is live now, and space is limited at  To learn more about the Indiana Audubon and to search for programs near you, visit them on the web at 


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