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February 2017
Free - $10

Winter Eagles Roosts and Nests Field Trip

February 25 @ 6:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC-6
Turkey Run State Park Inn, 8102 Park Rd
Marshall, IN 47859 United States
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Join IAS for a late winter search of eagles hanging out in the western Indiana areas near the Wabash River and Sugar Creek of Parke County.  Participants will meet Alan Bruner, for a morning viewing of eagles moving from their nighly roost to feeding areas along the river.  Afterwards, we'll tour for early nesting birds as they are already setting up their territories and repairing nests for the upcoming season.  The day will begin at daybreak at the West Union…

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March 2017
Free - $10

Eagle Creek Early Spring Birds Field Trip

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-6
Eagle Creek Ornithology Center, 6515 Delong Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46278 United States
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Join fellow IAS members for a Wild Wednesday with Will at Eagle Creek.  Eagle Creek Ornithology Center naturalist Will Schaust will lead a morning tour for early arriving spring migrants, as well as wintering birds yet to depart.  The hike will meet at the Ornithology Center and last approximately 2 hours.  Note that entrance fees to Eagle Creek will be required. The trip begins at 9:00 AM at the Eagle Creek Ornithology Center Parking lot. Participants must pre-register, as trips fill…

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April 2017
Free - $10

Limberlost and Loblolly Field Trip

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Limberlost, 202 E. 6th St
Geneva, IN 46740 United States
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Join IAS for a look at these premiere birding sites in eastern Indiana.  Local birder and IAS Board Member, John Velasquez, will highlight the recent restorations and birding opportunities at two great sites.  The Limberlost marsh was the perfect laboratory for author Gene Stratton-Porter to study nature. At a time when most women were homemakers, Porter created a lasting legacy of northern Indiana’s vanishing natural history through her writings and photos.  Though much was lost, large acres of restoration have…

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Free - $10

Falling Springs Warblers Field Trip

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-6
Falling Springs Bird Sanctuary, 11471 W Co Rd 75 N
French Lick, IN 47432 United States
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Join IAS for an exclusive field trip to the Falling Springs Bird Sanctuary property in Orange Co., owned by John and Karen Lindsey.  This amazing property features deep ravines and gorges among shaded hardwood forest.  It is home to a diversity of bird life, particularly in migration.  For nature enthusiasts, the geologic, floral, and wildlife features are also impressive.  The total tour time should take about 3 hours.  Falling Springs is a great place to find nesting Kentucky and Worm-eating…

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$35.00

IAS Spring Festival

April 28 - April 30
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary Barn

Join us at the IAS Spring Festival! Additional details are coming very soon!

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May 2017

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

May 4 - May 7
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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INDIANA DUNES BIRDING FESTIVAL May 4-7, 2017 Hosted at the Indiana Audubon Society in Chesterton, IN on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan About the Festival The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival is an annual event that showcases the abundance of migratory birds in the Indiana Dunes. Birding in the Indiana Dunes is the best the state has to offer. With its rich biodiversity, varying habitats and miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the Indiana Dunes is a hotspot for migrant and resident birds.…

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Free - $10

Spring Birding at Cool Creek Field Trip

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-6
Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E 151st ST
Carmel, IN 46033 United States
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Indiana Audubon Society president Jeff Canada will feature this hidden oasis just north of Indianapolis.  Cool Creek Park is one of Hamilton County's most popular parks, as it offers a wide variety of features and activities. The deeply wooded and beautiful 90-acre park  features 4 miles of wooded trails, perfect for bird watching.  By this date, the second wave of spring neo-tropic migrants will be here.  Expected birds include Tennessee Warbler, Northern Parula, Canada Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, and Indigo…

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June 2017
$275 - $699

IAS Black Hills Birding Trip 2017

June 3 - June 9
Custer, SD, 342 Mt Rushmore Road
Custer, SD 57730 United States
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Join fellow IAS members for an early summer birding adventure into the Black Hills area of South Dakota.  This seven day birding tour will provide participants a chance to log an immense amount of western species without having to travel too far west.  The Black Hills is home to many easternmost outposts for a few western specialties, including American Dipper and Virginia’s Warbler. This van tour will be led by IAS Past-President, Brad Bumgardner.  Transportation will consist of 12 person passenger…

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Free - $10

Birds and Bison at Kankakee Sands Field Trip

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
Kankakee Sands, 3294 US-41
Morocco, IN 47963 United States
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Kankakee Sands is a birder's and wildflower enthusiast's paradise. The more than 7,000 acres hosts an amazing array of birds, wildflowers, plants and animals that fills the prairie with song and sights to behold. As a restoration project, the beauty of the Sands gets better every year.  In late 2016, American Bison were introduced on the landscape for the first time.  Their introduction is a great experiment on disturbance on the land and how it will benefit the many grassland birds.…

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Free - $10

Birds and Bison at Kankakee Sands Field Trip II

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5
Kankakee Sands, 3294 US-41
Morocco, IN 47963 United States
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Kankakee Sands is a birder's and wildflower enthusiast's paradise. The more than 7,000 acres hosts an amazing array of birds, wildflowers, plants and animals that fills the prairie with song and sights to behold. As a restoration project, the beauty of the Sands gets better every year. In late 2016, American Bison were introduced on the landscape for the first time. Their introduction is a great experiment on disturbance on the land and how it will benefit the many grassland…

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