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May 2021

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2021

May 13 - May 16
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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Start making plans for a return to #dunesbirding with the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, May 13-16, 2021. The 2021 event will be a hybrid/virtual event, with both in-person and virtual birding experiences, stretched over 4 days. Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us for some great spring migration 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,…

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June 2021

#21in21: Limberlost Swamp Birding Trip

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Free Sold out

Join us for great summer birding in far eastern Indiana. Both the Limberlost Swamp Wetland Preserve and the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve are part of what once was the 13,000 acre Limberlost Swamp that was made famous by author and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter and their conservation efforts today are building a large bird list. Participants will meet at the Limberlost Historic Site and carpool directly to our first site on Saturday, June 12, at 8:00 AM ET, and will be out…

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#21in21: Lincoln State Park Summer Birding Trip

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
lincoln state park, 15476 County Rd 300 E, Lincoln City, IN 47552
Lincoln City, 47552 United States
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Free – $10 11 tickets left

Join Indiana Audubon in the deep south of the state for a morning of birding at Lincoln State Park.  Warblers, vireos and thrushes pour through the park in early and mid-May on their spring migration, with many breeding species into the summer months.  The park also boasts one of the first, if not the first, Mississippi Kite populations around. Regular sightings of the kites began in the early nineties and the species is still going strong in this area today.…

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#21in21: Whitewater Memorial State Park Field Trip

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Whitewater Memorial State Park, 1418 S State Rd 101
Liberty, IN United States
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Free – $10 Sold out

Visit summer birding in the west part of the state this morning!  We'll be near our own Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary to take advantage of the great birding in the Whitewater valley.  Join local avid birder and photographer, Jeremy Proeschel for a look at forest birds, and lakeside birding.  Much of the full songbird song should still be in good force by this date.     Registered participants will meet at the Whitewater Memorial State Park Silver Creek Boat Ramp,…

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July 2021

#21in21: McCormick’s Creek Field Trip

July 24 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
McCormick’s Creek State Park, 250 McCormick Creek Park Rd
spencer, IN 47460 United States
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Free – $10 3 tickets left

Late summer  birding can remain active in the deep forests of Indiana's first state park and this amazing Indiana Birding Trail site, McCormick's Creek State Park.  Join local birder and state park naturalist, Wyatt Williams, for an early morning of birding near Bloomington. Registered participants will meet at the McCormick's Creek State Park Nature Center.  Park entrance fees apply. Terrain will be easy to moderate. Beginners and advanced birders welcome. We’ll be out for 2-3 hours. The trip begins at…

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August 2021

#21in21: Lakefront Shorebirds Field Trip

August 7 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am CDT
Miller Beach- Lake St Beach, 860 N Lake St
Gary, 46403 United States
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Free – $10 10 tickets left

IAS is returning to Lake Michigan for a late summer tour for some prime shorebirds along the lakefront. Registered Participants will meet at the Miller Beach, Lake St. beach parking lot at 7am CT/8am ET 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. Piping Plover…

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Southeast Arizona Birding Tour 2021- FULL

August 21 - August 29
Tucson Tucson, AZ United States + Google Map

Indiana Audubon is proud to present an out of state birding tour for members to experience the incredible avian diversity and specialty Mexican species that can be found in southern Arizona during August 2021. Late summer in Arizona is often called the “second spring” and can bring monsoon type rains that green the desert. August is also a great time as fall migrants, including western warblers that are migrating through, as well as Mexican specialty hummingbirds wandering north in search…

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#21in21: Birds and Butterfly Photography Field Trip

August 21 @ 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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Free – $10 12 tickets left
Butterfly Count

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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September 2021

#21in21: Celery Bog Fall Warblers Trip

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Celery Bog Nature Area, 1620 Lindberg Rd
West Lafayette, IN 47906 United States
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Free – $10 10 tickets left

Connecticut Warbler by Shari McCollough. Join Indiana Audubon for a fall morning of peak neo-tropical migrant migration at West Lafayette's Celery Bog.  Celery Bog is an outstanding Indiana Birding Trail site who's 4 miles of trails circle a complex of marsh and swamp habitats that host both treetop warblers, but ground skulkers as well.  Several observation decks also allow for elevated wetland viewing.  This morning's trip will be focusing on warblers, thrushes, flycatchers, and other passerines peaking in their migration.…

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October 2021

#21in21: Stone Head Fall Sparrow Field Trip

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Zimmerman Wetlands, 4643-5013 W Bellsville Pike
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free – $10 15 tickets left

Join us for a special IAS field trip in search of late migrating migrants and sparrows on this special trip to the Zimmerman Wetlands, aka. Stone Head Nature Preserve. Stone Head Nature Preserve is a 122-acre, privately-owned nature preserve set in the beautiful hills of Brown County in south central Indiana. The Preserve has four basic habitat types within its borders, all of which have maintained trails so everyone can enjoy all of the Preserve. First and foremost among these…

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#21in21: Muscatatuck Fall Migrants Trip

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Muscatatuck NWR, 12985 E. U.S, Hwy. 50
Seymour, IN 47274 United States
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Free – $10 15 tickets left

Lincoln's Sparrow by Shari McCollough. Join us for a special IAS field trip in search of late migrating migrants on the sprawling and very birdy Muscatatuck National Widlife Refuge. Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 as a refuge to provide resting and feeding areas for waterfowl during their annual migrations. The refuge includes 7,724 acres near Seymour, and a 78-acre parcel, known as the Restle Unit, near Bloomington. The refuge mission is to restore, preserve, and manage a…

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November 2021

#21in21: Jasper-Pulaski Cranes Field Trip

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area, 5822 Fish and Wildlife Ln
Medaryville, IN 47957 United States
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Free 15 tickets left

It's Indiana largest wildlife spectacle!  Join us for a special IAS field trip to watch the amazing congregations of Sandhill Cranes at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.  JPFWA is well known for it's extensive woodlands and wetlands that host a wide variety of birds. But, JPFWA is most known for hosting the largest groups of Sandhill Cranes east of the Mississippi and should be on every Indiana birder's bucket list. This trip is timed with the peak period of migration,…

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April 2022

Texas Rio Grande Valley Birding Tour 2022- FULL

April 16, 2022 - April 23, 2022
harlingen texas Harlingen, Texas 78550 + Google Map

AUGUST 2020 UPDATE: Currently, this trip is full. However, trip availability may open up. Message us to be placed on the waiting list. Join Indiana Audubon for a special trip for an amazing collection of specialty US species and the peak of spring migration along the Texas southern border in late April 2021.  The lower Rio Grande Valley is home to amazing diversity and landscapes, and spring is an excellent time to explore this birding hotspot. the 2021 Texas birding…

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June 2022

Indiana Audubon 2022 Ecuador Tour- FULL

June 10, 2022 - June 20, 2022
Ecuador Quito, Ecuador + Google Map

Indiana Audubon 2022 Ecuador Birding Tour:The Best of Ecuador: Amazon Foothills and Andes HighlandsJune 10-20, 2022 In the summer of 2022 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 a range of habitats and families…

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February 2023

Indiana Audubon 2023 Thailand Tour

February 7, 2023 - February 18, 2023
Bangkok Bangkok, Thailand + Google Map

Indiana Audubon 2023 Thailand Birding Tour An Intro to the Best Birding in Thailand February 7-18, 2023 In early 2023, Indiana Audubon will host the next in a series of great birding adventures, as IAS takes you off the beaten path. For sheer diversity of birds in a short trip, it’s hard to beat Thailand. Thailand is one of Asia’s most appealing destinations; it boasts excellent infrastructure, some of the most popular cuisine in the region, and an ancient and…

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