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August 2019

Feathers and Fermentation: City Bird Tour

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Ash and Elm Cidery, 2104 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46201 United States
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Meet Indy's most interesting urban birds on this fast-paced tour, created to introduce you to some of our fair city's native birdlife, going beyond the common pigeons and sparrows. Amidst tastings of some of Indy's most impressive libations at both Ash & Elm Cider Co.. and the brand spanking new Guggman Haus Brewing Co., we'll travel to the White River, Monument Circle, and a rooftop beer garden. With a little luck (and weather permitting, of course), we'll hope to see…

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September 2019

Beginning Bird Banding Workshop

September 6 - September 8
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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$60 – $229 26 tickets left

Indiana Audubon is offering a unique banding workshop for individuals wanting to learn more about bird banding for research, experience, or to advance your field ornithology knowledge.  These workshops will introduce participants to the use of bird banding, bird banding ethics, understanding bird molt for ageing and sexing birds in hand, and how bird banding is being used in Indiana.  The Indiana Audubon Bird Banding Workshop takes place at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, in Connersville, IN.  Participants will receive in…

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Eagle Creek Fall Warblers Trip

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Eagle Creek Ornithology Center, 6515 Delong Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46278 United States
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Free – $10 Sold out

Join us in Indy for a morning of fall warblers and other passerine migrants with Richard Garrett and Bill Shakrey.  By this date, we should be near peak migration of warblers, thrushes, and vireos.  Participants will meet at the Eagle Creek Ornithology Center.  Terrain will be easy to moderate.  Beginners and advanced birders welcome.  We'll be out for 2-3 hours.  The trip begins at 8:00 AM Eastern Time outside the entrance to the Ornithology Center. Participants must pre-register, as trips…

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Sparrow ID Workshop with Annie Aguirre

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Potato Creek State Park, 25601 IN-4
North Liberty, IN 46554 United States
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$10 – $20 28 tickets left

Often referred to as “LBBs” (Little Brown Birds), sparrows are one of those bird groups that birders often avoid like the plague when it comes to identification. Give sparrows a closer look, and you’ll be surprised how varied and charming these birds can be. Get to know your sparrows in this 3 hour workshop, led by IAS Board Member Annie Aguirre.  Annie will explore and cover tips and tricks with identification and fascinating facts regarding Indiana's sparrow species.  This workshop is a great primer…

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IAS Jaegerfest Field Trip 2019

September 20 - September 22
superior, wi Superior, WI United States + Google Map
$125 – $294 15 tickets left

Indiana Audubon is excited to take it's members to view the famed longshore migration that has been capitalized on just outside of Duluth, MN where the southwestern extension of Lake Superior pinches migrants on the big lake close to shore.  Wisconsin Point is one of the best inland US sites to see jaegers in migration, and the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology event, Jaegerfest, helps birders from around the Midwest see this amazing migration. Additionally, streams of migrating raptors funnel down…

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October 2019

IAS Fall Festival 2019

October 4 - October 6
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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IAS Fall Festival 2019 October 4-6, 2019 Connecting Birds, Science, and People Plan to join us for a wonderful Fall Festival held during a beautiful time of year.  Reaching out to the scientific community, the Indiana Audubon Society is bringing together members, scientists, and the fall migration of birds for our annual Fall Festival, being held this year at Brown County State Park. The daily Entrance Fee of $7.00 (in state) may be collected unless you have an annual State Park…

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Indiana Audubon 2019 Costa Rica Trip II-FULL

October 12 - October 20

Indiana Audubon 2019 Costa Rica Trip II: The Best of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Foothills and Lowlands THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL In the fall 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), and in 2019, this trip will be one of two Costa Rica trips that will feature this ever popular eco-tourism destination. Costa…

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Fall Sparrows at the Burn Field Trip

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Lye Creek Prairie Burn, E 650 N
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 United States
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Free – $10 15 tickets left

Le Conte's Sparrow by Shari McCollough The Lye Creek Prairie Burn is an 88-acre wetland in north central Montgomery County that is a part of the larger Lye Creek Prairie. Join IAS for a special fall trip in search of the special "orange" sparrows and other late migrants that pass through this unique property.  With seasonal water levels, it's possible to find both Nelson's and LeConte's Sparrow.  The chances rise with many eyes to help search!  Additionally, the burn can…

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Fall Birding in the Dunes Trip

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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Free – $10 8 tickets left
Red-breasted Nuthatch

The Indiana Dunes is simply great birding in the fall.  Waves of migrant songbirds, including late warblers, sparrows, and arriving winter finches make the dunes a funneling point at this time of year.  Join IAS Executive Director, Brad Bumgardner for a morning of birding along the lakefront in search of late fall migrants.  The exact locations are open depending on weather conditions but will likely take place at prime sites within the Indiana Dunes State Park (entry fees apply) or…

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November 2019

Universal Mines Field Trip

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Universal Mine Universal, IN 47884 United States + Google Map

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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February 2020

2020 Cuba Birding Trip – FULL

February 13, 2020 - February 22, 2020
Havana Cuba Havana, Cuba + Google Map

Indiana Audubon 2020 Cuba Birding Tour February 13-22, 2020 Cuba’s Western Mountains, Zapata Peninsula, Northern Archipelago, and Escambray Valley NOTE: THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL!  Email us to inquire about being placed on the list for a possible second tour being planned. You are invited on an exclusive Indian Audubon Society authorized birding tour to Cuba! The program is managed by the US based Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc. (CCT).  In 2020 CCT staff will begin their 24th year of managing…

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2020 Cuba Birding Trip II

February 29, 2020 - March 10, 2020
Havana Cuba Havana, Cuba + Google Map

Indiana Audubon 2020 Cuba Birding Tour II February 29- March 10, 2020 Cuba’s Western Mountains, Zapata Peninsula, Northern Archipelago, and Escambray Valley Note: This trip is now half full! You are invited on an exclusive Indiana Audubon Society authorized birding tour to Cuba! The program is managed by the US based Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc. (CCT).  In 2020 CCT staff will begin their 24th year of managing bird conservation and natural history programs in Cuba. All our trips are legal…

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June 2020

Indiana Audubon 2020 Ecuador Tour

June 10, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Ecuador Quito, Ecuador + Google Map

Indiana Audubon 2020 Ecuador Birding Tour: The Best of Ecuador: Amazon Foothills and Andes Highlands June 2020 UPDATED: This Trip is FULL! In the summer of 2020 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…

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