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October 2019

Indiana Audubon 2019 Costa Rica Trip II-FULL

October 12 - October 20

Indiana Audubon 2019 Costa Rica Trip II: The Best of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Foothills and Lowlands THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL In the fall of 2019 Indiana Audubon is hosting the next in what has become a series of international trips for birders. IAS has featured several off the beaten path birding locations in recent years (Cuba, Honduras), and in 2019, this trip will be one of two Costa Rica trips that will feature this ever popular eco-tourism destination. Costa…

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Fall Birding in the Dunes Trip

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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Free – $10 Sold out
Red-breasted Nuthatch

The Indiana Dunes is simply great birding in the fall.  Waves of migrant songbirds, including late warblers, sparrows, and arriving winter finches make the dunes a funneling point at this time of year.  Join IAS Executive Director, Brad Bumgardner for a morning of birding along the lakefront in search of late fall migrants.  The exact locations are open depending on weather conditions but will likely take place at prime sites within the Indiana Dunes State Park (entry fees apply) or…

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Dunes Owl Banding: Behind the Scenes

October 27 - November 9
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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Free 16 tickets left

It’s a special night behind the scenes at the Indiana Dunes owl banding station! These behind the scenes nights help fund this multi year project to explore the migration timing, populations, and life history of this very unique Indiana owl. Registered participants will get to meet before the nets are put up to learn about the program and assist with net set up. Participants will perform hourly net checks with staff and volunteers and get a chance to see owls…

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November 2019

Audubon’s Night of the Owls

November 9
Free 117 tickets left

Again in 2019, Indiana Audubon and it's Indiana Project Owlnet partners will host a special night with the owls around the state to learn about and possibly see up close the amazing Northern Saw-whet Owl.  On this night, participants may choose from one of FIVE owl banding stations running in Indiana to learn about the amazing migration of our smallest owl, as well as watch in the banding process of these spectacular birds. Participants may choose from the Mary Gray…

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An Evening with Sandhills and Saw-whets

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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$35 3 tickets left

Explore an exciting evening with Indiana Audubon, in collaboration with the Indiana Dunes National Park.  Participants will enjoy the sights and sounds of two amazing fall migration spectacles in one day. This special tour will include presentations on both Sandhill Crane migration spectacle and the elusive nocturnal migration of Northern Saw-whet Owls down the shorelines of Lake Michigan and into the Indiana Dunes area.  Participants will have the opportunity to view both in one evening.  After a short presentation, we…

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Universal Mines Field Trip

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Universal Mine Universal, IN 47884 United States + Google Map
Free – $10 13 tickets left

Join IAS board member, Mark Welter, for a driving tour of the reclaimed Universal Strip Mines in search of waterfowl, raptors and sparrows. Located on the Vigo/Vermillion County line north of Terre Haute, Universal is an important stopover for migrating ducks and geese, and hosts significant numbers of both Tundra and Trumpeter Swans, as well. Several sparrow species, Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Harrier and Northern Shrike can also be found in this area in winter. We will primarily be birding from…

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December 2019

Audubon Christmas Bird Counts

December 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of community science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds. IAS members can participate  in one of the annual Christmas Bird Counts, sponsored by the National Audubon Society.  Though Indiana Audubon does not officially…

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January 2020

Winter Eagle Watch Field Trip

January 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Salamonie Reservoir: Nature Center, 9214 Lost Bridge Road W.
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Free – $10 20 tickets left

Join Indiana Audubon for a special look at the winter spectacle of eagles along the upper Wabash River and reservoir floodplains. Wintering Bald Eagles have climbed considerably in this area over the last decade, and now this area of northern Indiana hosts as many eagles as many of the other known Indiana wintering sites. Some counts exceed 100 birds in a morning! This special field trip will meet at Salamonie Reservoir on January 25, at 3:00 PM. Registered participants will…

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IAS Winter UP Tour 2020

January 31, 2020 - February 2, 2020
$100 – $279 11 tickets left
Snowy Owl

Indiana Audubon is pleased to offer another adventure for winter specialties of the northwoods February 2020. The trip is led by IAS executive director, Brad Bumgardner, who has toured the UP area for 6 tours, plus additional time outside of tours, and is familiar with the locations and birding areas around eastern Michigan UP area. The trip is offered for a maximum of 10 people.  The trip is shorter and less species rich then the Sax-Zim Bog area of Minnesota,…

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February 2020

2020 Cuba Birding Trip – FULL

February 13, 2020 - February 22, 2020
Havana Cuba Havana, Cuba + Google Map

Indiana Audubon 2020 Cuba Birding Tour February 13-22, 2020 Cuba’s Western Mountains, Zapata Peninsula, Northern Archipelago, and Escambray Valley NOTE: THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL!  Email us to inquire about being placed on the list for a possible second tour being planned. You are invited on an exclusive Indian Audubon Society authorized birding tour to Cuba! The program is managed by the US based Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc. (CCT).  In 2020 CCT staff will begin their 24th year of managing…

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IAS Winter Sax-Zim Bog Tour 2020- FULL

February 14, 2020 - February 17, 2020
Sax-Zim Bog, 8793 Owl Ave
Meadowlands, MN 55765 United States
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$150 – $338 Sold out

THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL, VISIT OUR WINTER UP TOUR FOR ADDITIONAL OWL OPPORTUNITIES Indiana Audubon is again leading an out of state tour for members to view the winter specialties of the north woods February 2020. Like the winter UP tours offered the past few years, this car pool tour extends the birding possibilities, to a location where both Great Gray Owl and Northern Hawk Owl are more consistently seen.  This year's dates are February 14-17, 2020 and would…

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2020 Cuba Birding Trip II- FULL

February 29, 2020 - March 10, 2020
Havana Cuba Havana, Cuba + Google Map

Indiana Audubon 2020 Cuba Birding Tour II February 29- March 10, 2020 Cuba’s Western Mountains, Zapata Peninsula, Northern Archipelago, and Escambray Valley THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL, MESSAGE TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST. You are invited on an exclusive Indiana Audubon Society authorized birding tour to Cuba! The program is managed by the US based Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc. (CCT).  In 2020 CCT staff will begin their 24th year of managing bird conservation and natural history programs in…

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March 2020

Summit Lake Waterfowl Field Trip

March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Summit Lake State Park, 5993 North Messick Road
new castle, IN 47362 United States
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Free – $10 20 tickets left

Join Indiana Audubon for a morning of early spring birding among the often productive waterfowl haven found at Summit Lake State Park, in east central Indiana. Summit Lake covers 2,680 acres, including an 800-acre lake. The park is a mix of woodlands, old fields, wetlands, and prairie restoration areas which provide a wide range of flora and fauna. More than 100 species of birds reside in the park, and the area is popular among photographers and bird watchers. The field…

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June 2020

Indiana Audubon 2020 Ecuador Tour

June 10, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Ecuador Quito, Ecuador + Google Map

Indiana Audubon 2020 Ecuador Birding Tour: The Best of Ecuador: Amazon Foothills and Andes Highlands June 2020 UPDATED: This Trip is FULL! In the summer of 2020 Indiana Audubon will host the next in a series of great birding adventures, as IAS takes you off the beaten path to a set of great birding locations in Ecuador.  For sheer diversity of birds in a short trip, it’s hard to beat Ecuador. Nowhere else is it as easy to experience such…

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