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November 2018

Indiana Birding: Crash Course

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Fort Harrison State Park, 6000 N Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214 United States
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$10 – $15 4 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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Universal Mines Raptors and Waterfowl Field Trip

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Target Avon, 10209 E US 36
Avon, IN United States
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Free – $15 2 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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eBird 101

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Fort Harrison State Park, 6000 N Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214 United States
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Free – $5 7 tickets left

Join Indiana Audubon Society for a two hour introduction to the popular online birding checklist and resource called eBird.  This hands-on workshop is designed for both beginning bird watchers and general nature enthusiasts looking to learn more about the the online and mobile portions of the web based application that allow birders to log their bird species in the field, search for interesting and rare birds near them, and even help identify the birds they are seeing.  A sample of…

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December 2018

Snowy Owl and Open Country Raptor Trip

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E 151st ST
Carmel, IN 46033 United States
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Free – $15 Sold out

THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL.  Explore the early December country of Indiana on this special field trip leaving from central Indiana.  By this date, we expect to be seeing the first of what should be an echo flight of Snowy Owls return to Indiana.  Last year saw over 180 Snowy Owls visit the state, and the first year after a major invasion (echo flight) usually sees upwards to half of the year previous.  In addition to car pooling to possible…

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eBird 101

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
McCormick’s Creek State Park, 250 McCormick Creek Park Rd
spencer, IN 47460 United States
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Free – $5 23 tickets left

Join Indiana Audubon Society for a two hour introduction to the popular online birding checklist and resource called eBird.  This hands-on workshop is designed for both beginning bird watchers and general nature enthusiasts looking to learn more about the the online and mobile portions of the web based application that allow birders to log their bird species in the field, search for interesting and rare birds near them, and even help identify the birds they are seeing.  A sample of…

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Audubon Christmas Bird Counts

December 14, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Northern Cardinal By Mike Timmons Every year, December 14th and January 5th, hawk-eyed volunteers across the country brave various weather conditions to count birds during the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Birders and nature enthusiasts in Indiana take part in this tradition, many rising before dawn to participate in the longest running wildlife census on the planet. Each year, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count mobilizes over 70,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2,400 locations across the Western Hemisphere.…

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January 2019

Eagle Creek Winter Birding Field Trip

January 26, 2019 @ 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 19 tickets left

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, 2019 @ 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 21 tickets left

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, 2019 @ 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 25 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, 2019 - February 3, 2019
St. Ignace Michigan, 923 US 2
St. IGnace, MI 49781 United States
$92 – $229
Snowy Owl

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, and Rough-legged Hawk. The…

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