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January 2019

Feathers and Fermentation: Bird of Prey Tour

January 20 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Ash and Elm Cidery, 2104 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46201 United States
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Ever wanted to challenge a hawk to a staring contest? Maybe you've dreamed of being within inches of those mythical beasts, the owls. Wanna do that and more while sipping on hot mulled cider from Ash & Elm Cider Co.? Then this is the event for you. Meet at the cidery, where after a short tour and tasting, you'll be able to grab cans and growlers of your favorite ciders for the road trip to Eagle Creek Ornithology Center for…

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Eagle Creek Winter Birding Field Trip

January 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am EST
Eagle Creek Ornithology Center, 6515 Delong Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46278 United States
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Free – $10 Sold out

Join Indiana Audubon for a morning of mid-winter birding among the often productive waterfowl haven found at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.  Eagle Creek Park is the largest park in Indianapolis, and one of the largest municipal parks in the United States.  Over 1,400 acres of water are searchable this time of year, as we'll focus on waterfowl that may be wintering now that the smaller, local ponds and lakes have frozen.  Additionally, we'll be on the look out for…

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Winter Eagle Watch Field Trip

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
lost bridge east, Salamonie Lake9214 Lost Bridge Road W
Andrews, 46702 United States
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Free – $10 Sold out

American Eagle photo by Clare Bozell 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 26,…

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Indiana Birding: Crash Course

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Residences at Coffee Creek, 2300 Village Point
Chesterton, IN 46304 United States
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$10 – $20 14 tickets left

Join Indiana Audubon Society for a special four-hour introduction to birding workshop. Each workshop, held statewide, 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 a Bird Bird-watching in…

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February 2019

Winter Snowy Owl UP Trip 2019

February 1 - February 3
St. Ignace Michigan, 923 US 2
St. IGnace, MI 49781 United States
$92 – $229
Snowy Owl

THIS TRIP IS FULL Join fellow IAS members for a winter excursion into the eastern upper peninsula of Michigan for an adventure in search of wintering owl species of the north woods. Target birds include Snowy Owl, Great-gray Owl, and Northern Hawk Owl (latter two rare).  Additionally, the area is good for winter finches, including Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Grosbeak, crossbills, and redpolls. Other notables include Northern Shrike, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Ruffed Grouse, Bald Eagles, Common Raven, Canada Jay, and Pine Siskins, Bohemian Waxwings,…

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Indiana Audubon 2019 Costa Rica Trip

February 8 - February 18
Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica + Google Map

Indiana Audubon 2019 Costa Rica Trip: The Best of Costa Rica’s Volcanoes, Peninsulas, and Endemics UPDATED: This Trip is Currently Full. Email bbumgardner@indianaaudubon.org to be put on our waiting list and for updates on the upcoming October 2019 trip. In the early spring 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), but in 2019…

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Somerville Mine Raptors and More Field Trip

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm EST
Patoka River NWR, 510 ½ West Morton Street
Oakland City, 47660 United States
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Free – $15 4 tickets left

Join IAS member, Amy Kearns, for a driving tour of the regionally important Somerville Mine and nearby birding sites in search of waterfowl and raptors. We will primarily be birding from our vehicles, utilizing the county roads to survey the numerous fields and ponds in the area. Due to the distances that can be involved in surveying this area, a spotting scope is recommended. Additionally, the Zello app (a free app for smartphones) will be used to facilitate communication among…

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Winter Sax-Zim Bog Owl Trip 2019

February 15 - February 18
Sax-Zim Bog, 8793 Owl Ave
Meadowlands, MN 55765 United States
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$165 – $328 Sold out

  Experience the soaring beauty of winter on an adventure with IAS into the heart of the Northwoods encountering owls, finches, and other breathtaking birds of the boreal forest. Perfect for birders with a taste for wild adventure, this four-day trip in early 2019 (Feb 15-18) traverses from the northern shore of Lake Superior to the brilliant snow-capped forests and marshlands of Sax-Zim Bog. The reward for the journey is an abundance in wild bird beauty seldom seen in the…

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March 2019

Summit Lake Waterfowl Field Trip

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Summit Lake State Park, 5993 North Messick Road
new castle, IN 47362 United States
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Free – $10 13 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 trip will…

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Kankakee Wetlands Waterfowl Field Trip

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Kankakee River FWA, 4320 S Toto Rd
North Judson, IN 46366 United States
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Free – $10 13 tickets left

Join Indiana Audubon for a morning of early spring birding among the many wetlands and flooded fields that line the Kankakee River in northern Indiana.  By this date, the waters are thawing and rising and this site plays host to thousands of diverse waterfowl species as they stage before heading to the prairie potholes and far Canadian arctic for the breeding season.  Participants can expect to see Snow Geese, Ross's Geese, Greater-white Fronted Geese, Northern Pintails, shovelers, teal, and more. …

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