#21in21: Goose Pond Late Fall Raptors Field Trip
November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Indiana Audubon invites you for an afternoon at Goose Pond FWA in search of waterfowl and raptors. Located in Greene County just south of the town of Linton, Goose Pond’s 8000+ acres represent Indiana’s largest and most successful habitat restoration project. Late November can be an exciting time as fall migration wraps up and wintering birds begin to settle in. This can include various waterfowl, and an assortment of wintering raptors before it begins to get very cold. Possible raptors include both Bald and Golden Eagles, Rough-legged Hawks, Merlins, Northern Harriers, as well as Short-eared Owls in the grasslands near dusk.
The trip will be led by IAS member Mark Welter, and involves carpooling from the Indy area at noon (ET). Registered participants will meet at the Target parking lot in Avon (10209 E. US 36). Bring snacks and drinks as we’ll continue birding until sunset for owls. For additional questions and info on the trip, contact Mark Welter.
To comply with CDC recommendations, all IAS field trips until further notice will have the follow restrictions:
- All IAS trip participants must pre-register in advance for upcoming field trips
- All participants should utilize facial covering and/or social distancing during the field trip
- All participants should plan on traveling separately rather than carpool during multiple location trips
All participants must read and agree to the IAS Field Trip Release to participate in IAS led events and trips. Field trips are free for IAS- Members and $10 for non-members. This trip is part of the 21 in 2021 Indiana Birding Trail Challenge. Find more #21in21 Hikes Here. We hope to see you there!