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Goose Pond Weekend Birding Tour – FULL
May 31 @ 6:00 pm - June 2 @ 12:00 pm EDT$97 – $199
THIS TRIP IS FULL
In 2019, IAS will present a full weekend of birding at Goose Pond and nearby properties to gain appreciation for the diverse breeding birds that call Goose Pond home. While a single day can see many birds in early June, this trip will aim to observe the full suite of amazing birds found in the wetlands, prairies, and forests of the area. The goal will be to log well over 100 species during the weekend. May 31-June 2, in what will truly be the ultimate Goose Pond experience.
Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, and the nearby Greene-Sullivan State Forest boast nearly 20,000 acres of prairies, wetlands, and forest land. The continuing restoration of habitat at Goose Pond FWA has created a wildlife mecca that has quickly become one of the state’s best birding areas, and has hosted an amazing array of rarities since its creation.
A Few Target Birds Include:
Northern Bobwhite Chuck-wills-widow
King Rail Black-necked Stilt
Pied-billed Grebe Black Tern
Least Tern American Bittern
Barn Owl Bell’s Vireo
Marsh Wren Henslow’s Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow Yellow-breasted Chat
Prothonotary Warbler Orchard Oriole
Dickcissel Blue Grosbeak
Participants will check in to accommodations in Sullivan and caravan together for dinner Friday evening, followed by a special evening excursion for night birds. Saturday will include a full day of birding, a box lunch at Goose Pond, followed by afternoon birding. Another night excursion will take place after dinner Saturday. Birding Sunday morning will target species missed, as well as the nearby Greene-Sullivan State Forest, where forest birds will push the total trip list well over 100 species. The trip will conclude by lunchtime on Sunday.
Registration is required, as Indiana Audubon trips usually fill well in advance of the trip date. Registration fees include all guiding, 2 nights accommodations in Sullivan (Day’s Inn Wyndham), and a box lunch Saturday. Participants are responsible for transportation and other meals during the trip.
$159.00 per IAS Member (all rates assuming double occupancy)
Non-member rate- $199.00
Single Supplement $97.00
Refund requests must be sent in writing. Refunds postmarked on or before April 30, 2019 will be fully refunded less a $5.00 administrative fee. Refunds postmarked after April 30, but by or on May 15 will be refunded 50% less an additional $5.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after May 15. Refund requests can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. No discounts are available for participants who do not wish to use lodging.
Northern Bobwhite and Bell’s Vireo photos courtesy Jeff Timmons.
THIS TRIP IS FULL!