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Lye Creek Burn Field Trip

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Free – $10

The Lye Creek Burn is an 88-acre wetland in north central Montgomery County that is a part of the larger Lye Creek Prairie. The site and it’s birding potential were first discovered in April 2001 as Clint Murray was on my way to check some corn fields he had marked for Smith’s Longspurs. Upon seeing the site and shorebirds present, he knew immediately that this was a place to watch.

The field trip will begin at the Burn on Saturday, April 13.  Registered participants will meet at 9:00 AM and bird the site for a couple of hours, ending around lunchtime.  In recent years, The Burn has been the place to be for Smith’s Longspurs and American Golden Plovers.  Both of which will be targets during the morning birding.  By this date, an assortment of waterbirds, shorebirds, and sparrows should also be present.

The field trip will be led by Clint Murray and IAS Board Member, Shari McCollough.  Registration is required below, as most IAS trips fill fast.  For more information, email Shari at shar_m_mac@yahoo.com.  For more information, including directions to The Burn, visit the IAS Site Guide.  For a full list of species seen, visit the eBird hotspot for The Burn. Photos by Shari McCollough.

Details

Date:
April 13
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $10
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Organizer

Indiana Audubon Society
Phone:
2199286905
Email:
bbumgardner@indianaaudubon.org
Website:
www.indianaaudubon.org

Venue

Lye Creek Prairie Burn
E 650 N
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 United States
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Website:
https://indianaaudubon.org/places/united-states/indiana/indianapolis/west-central-1/lye-creek-prairie-burn-the-burn/

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