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April 2017
Passenger Pigeon Plaque Dedication
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Passenger Pigeon Historic Marker Dedication

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, 19083 Clayborn St
Metamora, 47030 United States
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Join the Indiana Audubon Society, DNR Division of Nature Preserves, and the Indiana State Historic Sites for a dedication of a new historic marker commemorating the last known wild Passenger Pigeon taken from the wild. This event occurs on the 115th anniversary of that date. Save the date and join us. Historic Marker Text: "Known for flocks that darkened the sky, the passenger pigeon was once the most abundant North American bird. A population in the billions as late as…

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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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Free - $25.00

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! The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary welcomes everyone to enjoy a weekend of birding, learning, and great fellowship with friends. Join us for the weekend! The MGBS is the flagship property owned by the Indiana Audubon Society, Inc. With over 700 acres of property, participants can walk the many trails, enjoy welcoming back the migrating birds, and celebrate spring! Activity of Events Friday, April 28, 2017 7:30 PM - Join Carl and Amy Wilms for…

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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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Free - $10

Hemlock Cliffs Summer Birding Field Trip

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-6
Hemlock Cliffs, English, IN 47118 United States + Google Map

Hemlock Cliffs is a valley of special beauty in southern Indiana. A cool climate, created by the box canyon shape, sandstone rock formations, and seasonal waterfalls is responsible for the unique trees and plants that grow here.  Hemlock Cliffs has long been a popular destination for people seeking tranquility, and a chance for reflection from within a cool rock shelter or along the shady stream.  The deep woods of the surrounding Hoosier National Forest provide for an assortment of forest…

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