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October 2017

IAS Fall Festival 2017

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 8 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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IAS Fall Festival 2017 “Think globally, Act Locally” October 6-8, 2017 Plan to join us for a wonderful Fall Festival held during the peak of Fall migration at no better place to view the spectacle than Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. This year the Indiana Audubon Society is bringing you an array of talks, hikes, and a field trip to Brookville Reservoir. Additionally, the weekend will include a scavenger hunt, stellar speakers and hike leaders, and a great dinner, conservation award…

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Lakefront Sparrow Search Hammond Bird Sanctuary

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Hammond Bird Sanctuary, 731 Casino Center Dr
Hammond, IN 46320 United States
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Free - $10 4 tickets left

Seek out the hard to find warblers on this special field trip to the Hammond Bird Sanctuary, in extreme NW Indiana.  Each year, these migrant traps host both Nelson's and LeConte's Sparrows for the hopeful seeker, and we'll be trying our skills at finding them during the peak of their migration.  It is also a great time for late migrating warblers, such as Orange-crowned, Palm, and Yellow-rumped Warblers.  If things are slow, we may visit the nearby Indiana Dunes National…

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IYBC: Family Birding at Salamonie Reservoir

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
Salamonie Reservoir: Nature Center, 9214 Lost Bridge Road W.
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Free 20 tickets left

Join Juan Velasquez alongside is him Mom and Dad at 9:30am in front of the Interpretive (Nature) Center at the Salamonie Reservoir in Andrews, Indiana where we will begin our adventure of some family birding in the nearby area. This is promised to be a great time among birds, nature, and friends! Bring your binoculars and camera and a sack lunch. After birding, we can have lunch together! Normal State Park entry fees ($7.00 per vehicle) apply. Registration is free…

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Indiana Birding: Crash Course! Indiana Dunes

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Indiana Dunes NL: Portage Lakefront Park,
$10 - $15 28 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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November 2017

Dunes Lakefront Birding Field Trip

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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Free - $10 20 tickets left

Join IAS Executive Director, Brad Bumgardner, for a morning of lakefront birding along Lake Michigan's southern shoreline.  The day will feature both waterbirds and inland wooded dune forests and wetlands.  Participants will meet Saturday, November 4 at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center parking lot at 8am central time (9am eastern) and will carpool to various birding sites along the lakefront based on current weather conditions and sightings in the area.  Specialty species being sought will be migrating waterfowl and loons…

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IYBC: Dunes Owl Banding Behind the Scenes

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center, 1600 N 25 E
Chesterton, IN 46304 United States
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$35 16 tickets left

Join us for a special behind the scenes look at the owl banding at the Indiana Audubon's Dunes Station. IYBC members will get to meet before the nets are put up to learn about the program and assist with net set up. Participants will perform hourly net checks with staff and volunteers and get a chance to see owls up close before they are banded. Head lamps and other supplies provided. Participants may wish to bring their own dinner and…

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Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstrations

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Free 60 tickets left

IAS is pleased to host a special IAS night with the owls on Saturday, November 4, around the state.  On this night, participants may choose from one of three owl banding stations running in Indiana to learn about the amazing migration of our smallest owl, as well as watch in the banding process of these spectacular birds.  Participants may choose from the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary station, Indiana Dunes station, or the Purdue Martell Forest station.  The Mary Gray and…

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Indiana Birding: Crash Course! Cool Creek Nature Center, Carmel

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E 151st ST
Carmel, IN 46033 United States
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$10 - $15 25 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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Sandhill Crane Coach Tour

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E 151st ST
Carmel, IN 46033 United States
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$38 - $48 46 tickets left

Join IAS this fall for a special coach tour to enjoy Indiana's largest wildlife spectacle, the mass migration of Sandhill Cranes at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area on Saturday, November 18.  This special coach trip will leave from Indianapolis's north-side, at Cool Creek County Park and will be led by Indiana Audubon Executive Director, Brad Bumgardner. The trip will begin inside the Cool Creek Nature Center at 1:00 P.M. Eastern time.  Registered participants will get a short introductory program about…

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Universal Mines Birding Field Trip

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Universal Mine, Universal, IN 47884 United States + Google Map
Free - $10 20 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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