Goose Pond Late Fall Raptors Field Trip
November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm ESTFree – $15
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 this fall will have the follow restrictions:
- All IAS trip participants must pre-register in advance for upcoming field trips
- All IAS 2020 Field Trips are limited to 10 participants
- All participants are recommended to 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. This field trip is free for IAS- Members and $15 for non-members. We hope to see you there!
Rough-legged Hawk photo by Ryan Sanderson.