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October 2018

Lebanon Sparrows Field Trip

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
lebanon business park Lebanon, IN United States + Google Map
Free – $10

The Lebanon Business Park is a lesser known birding site that get's the majority of it's birding action within a small period of time during the fall season.  A productive wetland and associated meadow area can host shorebirds when the water levels are right, but are known more for their "orange" sparrows from late September through mid-October.  Here, many birders pick up both LeConte's and Nelson's Sparrow on a good day in the field. Typically, the more birders the better…

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Zimmerman Wetlands Sparrows Field Trip

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Zimmerman Wetlands, 4643-5013 W Bellsville Pike
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free – $10

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 habitats…

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IAS Fall Festival 2018

October 19 - October 21
Pokagon State Park, 450 Ln 100 Lake James
Angola, 46703 United States
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IAS Fall Festival 2018 October 19-21, 2018 Plan to join us for a wonderful Fall Festival held during the peak of fall migration and color.  This year the Indiana Audubon Society is bringing you an array of talks, hikes, centered in NE Indiana at Pokagon State Park.   Accomodations and room blocks will be available at the Potawatomi Inn.  This year's event will include a multitude of hikes, presentations, and an amazing keynote dinner. Full Event Schedule Below  Schedule of Events…

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Dunes Project Owlnet: Behind the Scenes

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - November 9 @ 10:00 pm EDT
Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center, 1600 N 25 E
Chesterton, IN 46304 United States
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It's a special night behind the scenes at the Indiana Dunes owl banding station!  Join us for a special behind the scenes look at the owl banding at the Indiana Audubon’s Dunes Project Owlnet Station. Registered participants 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…

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November 2018

Night of the Owls: Saw whet Banding Demo Night!

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Free

IAS is pleased to co-host a special IAS night with the owls on Saturday, November 10, around the state.  On this night, participants may choose from one of FOUR 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, the Purdue Martell Forest station, or the Ball State Whitetail…

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Indiana Birding: Crash Course

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Fort Harrison State Park, 6000 N Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214 United States
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$10 – $15

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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Universal Mines Raptors and Waterfowl Field Trip

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Target Avon, 10209 E US 36
Avon, IN United States
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Free – $15

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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eBird 101

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Fort Harrison State Park, 6000 N Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214 United States
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Free – $5

Join Indiana Audubon Society for a two hour introduction to the popular online birding checklist and resource called eBird.  This hands-on workshop is designed for both beginning bird watchers and general nature enthusiasts looking to learn more about the the online and mobile portions of the web based application that allow birders to log their bird species in the field, search for interesting and rare birds near them, and even help identify the birds they are seeing.  A sample of…

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December 2018

Snowy Owl and Open Country Raptor Trip

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E 151st ST
Carmel, IN 46033 United States
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Free – $15

THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL.  Explore the early December country of Indiana on this special field trip leaving from central Indiana.  By this date, we expect to be seeing the first of what should be an echo flight of Snowy Owls return to Indiana.  Last year saw over 180 Snowy Owls visit the state, and the first year after a major invasion (echo flight) usually sees upwards to half of the year previous.  In addition to car pooling to possible…

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eBird 101

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
McCormick’s Creek State Park, 250 McCormick Creek Park Rd
spencer, IN 47460 United States
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Free – $5

Join Indiana Audubon Society for a two hour introduction to the popular online birding checklist and resource called eBird.  This hands-on workshop is designed for both beginning bird watchers and general nature enthusiasts looking to learn more about the the online and mobile portions of the web based application that allow birders to log their bird species in the field, search for interesting and rare birds near them, and even help identify the birds they are seeing.  A sample of…

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