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IAS Spring Gathering

April 30 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Celebrate spring down at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary!

The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary welcomes everyone back to enjoy a weekend of socially distant birding, learning, and great fellowship with friends. Stay the weekend and experience the best of spring migration. The MGBS is the flagship property owned by the Indiana Audubon Society, Inc. With over 700 acres of property, participants can walk the many trails, enjoy welcoming back the migrating birds, and celebrate spring! Camping is available for IAS members free of charge in the MGBS campground and lodging can also be found a short distance away in Connersville.

All formal events will be held on Saturday. Expect several morning birding options, with afternoon experiences that will showcase this amazing nature preserve.

Schedule (subject to change)

7am-9am: Breakfast

7:30am: Bird Hike

8am-11am: Live Birding Banding Demonstrations

9am: Presentation- Secretive Marshbirds

10am: Presentation- Lights Out Indy

11am-1pm: Lunch

11am-12pm: Family Herp Hike

11am-1pm: Kids Crafts

1pm: Bird Hike

1pm-2pm: IAS Board Meeting

1pm: Presentation- Herpetology (Herps)

2pm: Geology Hike

2pm: Presentation- Solar Panel System at MGBS

3pm: Presentation- Photo Trip to Costa Rica

4pm: Bird Walk

Breakfast and lunch are included with each ticket. IAS member tickets are $35 and non-member general admission tickets are $40. Kids under 12 attend for free.


CAMPGROUND: The Sanctuary has a primitive campground for use during your stay (at no additional cost). Pit toilets are located in the campground. Water and modern restrooms are nearby and will be available for your stay.

WOODRIDGE INN: The Woodridge Inn is located about 20 minutes away if visitors prefer to stay in a hotel. Depending upon your room choice, rates are between $95-110 per night. Contact the hotel directly by calling 765-825-4800.


April 30
7:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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Indiana Audubon Society
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Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary
3499 South Bird Sanctuary Road, Connersville, IN 47331
Connersville, IN 47331 US
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