INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Audubon is thrilled to announce a fall migration-themed 125th celebration, set to take flight at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, Sept. 23. This milestone event promises to be a feathery celebration of nature, education, and conservation, and is open to all bird enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Eagle Creek Park, which has 3,900 acres of land and a 1,400-acre reservoir and is noted for diverse birdlife and scenic splendor, is the ideal backdrop for a 125th anniversary celebration. Guests can expect an exciting morning of activities at Shelter A from 8 a.m. to noon, including songbird banding by Lina Rifai, an ornithologist and associate professor of vertebrate biology at Indiana University Kokomo, and a live birds of prey program by Humane Indiana Wildlife, Indiana’s largest wildlife rehabilitation facility. During these two offerings, attendees can get up close and personal with birds.

Other activities at the shelter include an owl pellet dissection workshop, a self-guided nature scavenger hunt, a t-shirt raffle contest, and an anniversary cake serving. Guests can also meet other birders on guided hikes, which offer both beginner and intermediate birding opportunities around the park.

From 3 to 5 p.m., there will be a members’ meeting with a presentation by Executive Director Brad Bumgardner, who will share insights on how bird migration has propelled the organization’s conservation activities since 1898. Registration is currently open for both the morning and afternoon components, but space is limited. This event is free with the park’s admission fee. Go to the 125th Anniversary Event Page to see the full details and RSVP.

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