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November 2017

Celery Bog Waterfowl Field Trip

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Celery Bog Nature Area, 1620 Lindberg Rd
West Lafayette, IN 47906 United States
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Free - $10 25 tickets left

Celery Bog is an island oasis of birding next to Purdue University.  The site has logged over 250 bird species, within its relatively small 100 acre property.  The bog contains five wetland basins and is listed by the DNR’s Indiana Natural Heritage Program as one of the “significant sites” in the state. The Celery Bog Nature Area is home to a variety of wildlife, particularly in the Spring and the Fall when migrating birds rest in the marsh.  Waterfowl can…

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January 2018

Honduras with Carl & Amy Wilms

January 5, 2018 - January 13, 2018
Honduras – Pi,
Crested Owls at Pico Bonito Lodge

Collared Aracaris (photo by James Adams) Trip is FULL! Contact Amy Wilms if you would like to be added to our waitlist. (wilmsab@indianaaudubon.org) Come Hang Out With Us in Honduras! (photos by James Adams) Join Carl & Amy Wilms for a birding trip of a lifetime! Honduras is one of the least traveled locations in Central America, and yet, it is an amazing place to find Neotropical birds, including the endangered Honduran Emerald, Lovely Continga, and Bat Falcons....and for the…

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Winter Eagle Watch Field Trip

January 27, 2018 @ 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 20 tickets left

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 27, at 3:00 PM.  Registered participants will…

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February 2018

Goose Pond Field Trip

February 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Goose Pond FWA, 13540 W County RD 400 S
Linton, IN 47441 United States
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Free - $15 20 tickets left

Join IAS for a sneak peak at spring during this special field trip to Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area on Sunday, February 4.  By this date in recent years, an abundance of waterfowl, cranes, and raptors can be seen in and around the thawing wetlands and ponds that abound at this amazing property in Greene Co.  Participants will meet Amy Kearns and Lee Sterrenburg, for an afternoon tour of the best units and a chance to see as many…

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IAS Winter Owl Tour 2018

February 23, 2018 - February 26, 2018
Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E 151st ST
Carmel, IN 46033 United States
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$115 - $255 3 tickets left

Join fellow IAS members for a winter excursion into the heart of the north woods in early 2018 for an adventure in search of wintering owl species and winter finches.  The trip is scheduled for February 23-26, and will include the famous Sax-Zim Bog birding area, northwest of Duluth, MN.  Target birds include Snowy Owl, Great-gray Owl, and Northern Hawk Owl.  Additionally, the area is good for winter finches, including Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Grosbeak, and redpolls. Other notables include Northern Shrike, Sharp-tailed…

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Indiana Birding: Crash Course! Limberlost State Historic Site

February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Limberlost SHS, 200 6th St
Geneva, IN 46740 United States
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$10 - $15 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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March 2018

Indiana Birding: Crash Course! McCormick’s Creek State Park

March 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
McCormick’s Creek State Park, 250 McCormick Creek Park Rd
spencer, IN 47460 United States
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$10 - $15 30 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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April 2018

Lye Creek Burn Field Trip

April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Lye Creek Prairie Burn, E 650 N
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 United States
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Free - $10 20 tickets left

The Lye Creek Burn is an 88-acre wetland in north central Montgomery County that is a part of the larger Lye Creek Prairie. The site and it's birding potential were first discovered in April 2001 as Clint Murray was on my way to check some corn fields he had marked for Smith’s Longspurs. Upon seeing the site and shorebirds present, he knew immediately that this was a place to watch. The field trip will begin at the Burn on Saturday,…

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May 2018

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2018

May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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INDIANA DUNES BIRDING FESTIVAL May 17-20, 2018 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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