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March 2019

Summit Lake Waterfowl Field Trip

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Summit Lake State Park, 5993 North Messick Road
new castle, IN 47362 United States
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Free – $10 Sold out

Join Indiana Audubon for a morning of early spring birding among the often productive waterfowl haven found at Summit Lake State Park, in east central Indiana. Summit Lake covers 2,680 acres, including an 800-acre lake.  The park is a mix of woodlands, old fields, wetlands, and prairie restoration areas which provide a wide range of flora and fauna. More than 100 species of birds reside in the park, and the area is popular among photographers and bird watchers. The field trip will…

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Kankakee Wetlands Waterfowl Field Trip

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Kankakee River FWA, 4320 S Toto Rd
North Judson, IN 46366 United States
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Free – $10 Sold out

Join Indiana Audubon for a morning of early spring birding among the many wetlands and flooded fields that line the Kankakee River in northern Indiana.  By this date, the waters are thawing and rising and this site plays host to thousands of diverse waterfowl species as they stage before heading to the prairie potholes and far Canadian arctic for the breeding season.  Participants can expect to see Snow Geese, Ross's Geese, Greater-white Fronted Geese, Northern Pintails, shovelers, teal, and more. …

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Bird Sounds ID Workshop

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Fort Harrison State Park, 6000 N Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214 United States
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$10 – $20 9 tickets left

Join Indiana Audubon for an afternoon of all things bird sounds.  This 201 level workshop is designed to introduce participants to the complex world of bird songs and calls.  Half of the workshop will be spent indoors, while the other half will be outside, honing our skills on the park trails at Fort Harrison State Park. Topics covered include the ins and outs of bird sound, why and how birds sing, how bird songs are learned, using mnemonics for memory…

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Prairie Chicken Field Trip 2019

March 30 @ 6:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Prairie Ridge State Natural Area, 4295 N 1000th St
Newton, IL 62448 United States
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$25 – $40 Sold out

We welcome back the return of our popular prairie chicken field trip in 2019.  We'll be returning to the booming grounds near Newton, IL to observe the amazing mating ritual of the Greater Prairie Chicken.  The male’s “booming” sounds like oo—loo—woo, an unmistakable low-frequency sound. At a distance, a group calling all at once sounds like chaotic howling. The display, shown in the above photo, establishes a pecking order; they stomp their feet, bow, jump and yelp. The females enter in…

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April 2019

Feathers & Fermentation: Early Spring Migrants

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Ash and Elm Cidery, 2104 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46201 United States
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We've got another birdtastic and boozalicious afternoon planned for you this time! Join Wesley Homoya - a native Hoosier, avid birder, tour guide, and conservationist - as we explore nature and enjoy quality adult beverages. Step 1: As always, start with a bang with an Ash & Elm Cider Co. tasting and tour and chance to buy cider for the roadtrip. Step 2: Adventure time! We'll do a birding hike at Browning Marsh, a Central Indiana Land Trust (CILTI) property…

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Lye Creek Burn Field Trip

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Lye Creek Prairie Burn, E 650 N
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 United States
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Free – $10 Sold out

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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Falling Springs Early Warblers Field Trip

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Falling Springs Bird Sanctuary, 11471 W Co Rd 75 N
French Lick, IN 47432 United States
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Free – $10 2 tickets left

Join IAS for an exclusive field trip to the Falling Springs Bird Sanctuary property in Orange Co., owned by John and Karen Lindsey.  This amazing property features deep ravines and gorges among shaded hardwood forest.  It is home to a diversity of bird life, particularly in migration.  For nature enthusiasts, the geologic, floral, and wildlife features are also impressive.  The total tour time should take about 3 hours.  Falling Springs is a great place to find nesting Kentucky and Worm-eating…

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May 2019

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2019

May 16 - May 19
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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INDIANA DUNES BIRDING FESTIVAL May 16-19, 2019 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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Goose Pond Weekend Birding Tour – FULL

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - June 2 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Goose Pond FWA, 13540 W County RD 400 S
Linton, IN 47441 United States
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$97 – $199

THIS TRIP IS FULL In 2019, IAS will present a full weekend of birding at Goose Pond and nearby properties to gain appreciation for the diverse breeding birds that call Goose Pond home. While a single day can see many birds in early June, this trip will aim to observe the full suite of amazing birds found in the wetlands, prairies, and forests of the area.   The goal will be to log well over 100 species during the weekend. May…

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June 2019

IAS Outer Banks Tour 2019

June 4 - June 9
$100 5 tickets left

Indiana Audubon Society is pleased to offer an exciting pelagic birding adventure in June of 2019.   The 6 day trip will explore the unique habitats of the southeastern US, as well as a single day offshore birding trip in the Atlantic Gulf Stream with the Stormy Petrel II.  The trip will be led by IAS board member, Mark Welter, who has earned a reputation as an excellent and attentive birding guide for IAS, as well as the other local Audubon chapters.…

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