IAS SPONSORED BIRD COUNTS

The Indiana Audubon Society sponsors several bird counts over the course of a year.  Each count has it’s own protocol and data sheets.  IAS Members are encouraged to participate and assist in these great citizen science opportunities.  To download the the IAS state birding checklist, click here.

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

Coopers Hawk by Mark Welter

Coopers Hawk by Mark Welter

IAS members can participate  in one of the annual Christmas Bird Counts, sponsored by the National Audubon Society.  Indiana data is collected additionally for publication in the Indiana Audubon Quarterly.  Count dates depend on compilers submitting info, so if a count is missing, please let us know.  Find out more about the Christmas Bird Counts.

BIG MAY DAY BIRD COUNT

Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Mike Timmons

Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Mike Timmons

The objective of the Big May Day Bird Count is to count the number of birds of each species occurring in a participating county area from midnight to midnight on the second Saturday in May. This data snapshot provides a valuable scientific record of the bird populations occurring each year in Indiana. The results will be compiled, analyzed, and published in the Indiana Audubon Quarterly.

Visit the Big May Day Count Page to learn more about this program.  You may also contact the count editor, Matt Kalwasinski, at mattkalwasinski@yahoo.com to be put in contact with your county compiler, or to volunteer to be a county compiler if the county in which you wish to participate does not have one assigned.

 

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