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July 2018

MGBS Butterfly Count

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Butterfly Count

Butterfly Count 2018 at the Sanctuary Join us for the annual NABA butterfly count on July 21, 2018 at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. We'll begin at 10am and walk the property to count the number of species and number of butterflies on the property. After lunch we'll drive around the country looking for more butterflies! Quick note: Everyone is welcome! Experience is not necessary. Wear layers! Bug spay is recommended. Hiking shoes or boots are recommended. Lunch will be…

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Songbird Banding Demonstrations

July 28 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Banding at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary

Join us at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary for Banding Birds & Bird Walks! Join Indiana Audubon for a morning of bird banding at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary.  Bird banding provides a wealth of information on the habits of both migratory and breeding birds throughout the preserve.  Banding takes place for several hours during the morning hours.  Songbird banding set up begins at 6am.  Observers may arrive as early as 7am to walk the nets and enjoy the banding of birds. …

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Lakefront Shorebirds Field Trip I

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Miller Beach- Lake St Beach, 860 N Lake St
Gary, 46403 United States
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Free – $15 Sold out

IAS is returning to Lake Michigan for a pair of late summer tours for some prime shorebirds along the lakefront. Participants will meet at the Miller Beach, Lake St. beach parking lot at 7am central/8am eastern time for a morning of shorebird pursuit, with the early, larger shorebirds being the target species of the morning. We're in the window for a wide selection of shorebirds, from larger Willets, Whimbrels, and Godwits, and smaller Red Knots, Baird's Sandpipers, and plovers.  We'll…

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Birds and Butterfly Photography 101 Field Trip

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Free – $10 13 tickets left

Spend an enjoyable morning on the grounds of the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary as we explore the late summer butterflies and birds on our amazing property.  While mid-summer birding can be slow and difficult during the summer doldrums, there are still plenty to find for the nature enthusiast in search of something new.  As breeding birds begin to quiet down, there’s an explosion of wildflowers and butterflies to fill the air.  In this special IAS field trip, IAS Board Member,…

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August 2018

Lakefront Shorebirds Field Trip II

August 4 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Miller Beach- Lake St Beach, 860 N Lake St
Gary, 46403 United States
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Free – $15 17 tickets left

IAS is returning to Lake Michigan for a late summer tour for some prime shorebirds along the lakefront. Participants will meet at the Miller Beach, Lake St. beach parking lot at 7am central/8am eastern time for a morning of shorebird pursuit, with Piping Plover being the target species of the morning. We're in the window for a wide selection of shorebirds, from larger Willets, Whimbrels, and Godwits, and smaller Red Knots, Baird's Sandpipers, and plovers.  We'll conclude around 11am, and…

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Mary Gray Work Day

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Set aside some time to help with the resource management efforts at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, our flagship property owned by Indiana Audubon Society. Each special stewardship workday will begin at Brooks Hall at 10am, and last until approximately 1pm.  Dawn Slack will lead each work day as we tackle the never ending battle with Oriental bittersweet, viburnum sieboldii, burning bush, stiltgrass, garlic mustard, and more.  Each month's work day will focus on specific species most vulnerable during that period.…

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Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration!

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
Free – $10 153 tickets left

Mark your calendars now for the IAS Hummingbird Migration Celebration at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary!  This inaugural event will draw hummingbird enthusiasts from around the Midwest to Connersville, IN for a one day celebration of all things birds and hummingbirds.  Participants can expect an assortment of activities on the beautiful Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary grounds. About the Festival: The Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration is a festival for the tiny gem, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Multiple sponsors and partners provide an…

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6th Annual Indiana Young Birders Conference!

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E 151st ST
Carmel, IN 46033 United States
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Free – $20.00 115 tickets left

Join the Indiana Young Birders Club at their 6th annual conference on August 18, 2018. Events include birding, youth presentations, and other activities. The day will end with awards and a raffle.

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September 2018

Goose Pond Shorebirds Field Trip

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Goose Pond FWA, 13540 W County RD 400 S
Linton, IN 47441 United States
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Free – $15 9 tickets left

Join IAS for a glimpse of the fall shorebird migration during this special field trip to Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area on Saturday, September 1.  By this date in recent years, an abundance of shorebirds and early migrating waterfowl can be seen in the various units of Goose Pond.  Participants will meet IAS Board Member and birder, Mark Welter, for a morning tour of the best units and a chance to see as many shorebirds and other specialty birds as possible. Though…

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Indiana Birding: Crash Course

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Pokagon State Park, 450 Ln 100 Lake James
Angola, 46703 United States
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$10 – $20 29 tickets left

Join Indiana Audubon Society for one of several three hour introduction to birding workshops held throughout the state. Each workshop is led by IAS Executive Director, Brad Bumgardner, and features a jam packed schedule, looking at all things birding. This hands-on workshop is designed for both beginning bird watchers and general nature enthusiasts looking to learn more about the birds around their neighborhood and where to enjoy birds statewide.  A sample of the topics covered include: History of Ornithology Parts of…

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