Kankakee Wetlands Waterfowl Field Trip
March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTFree – $10
Join Indiana Audubon for a morning of early spring birding among the many wetlands and flooded fields that line the Kankakee River in northern Indiana. By this date, the waters are thawing and rising and this site plays host to thousands of diverse waterfowl species as they stage before heading to the prairie potholes and far Canadian arctic for the breeding season. Participants can expect to see Snow Geese, Ross’s Geese, Greater-white Fronted Geese, Northern Pintails, shovelers, teal, and more. Land birds expected include Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, and possible lark/longspur/bunting flocks.
The field trip will begin at the Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area office on Saturday, March 16. Registered participants will meet at 9:00 AM EDT and bird the site through the morning hours, ending before noon. The group will caravan to both the southern side of the river, as well as the productive northern side which often hosts thousands of cranes and an opportunity to view migrating Tundra and Trumpeter Swans.
The field trip will be led by IAS Vice-President Kim Ehn. Registration is required below, as most IAS trips fill fast. For more information, email Kim at email@example.com