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July 2019

Bird Banding Demos at Mary Gray

July 20 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Join us at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary for Banding Birds & Bird Walks! Join Indiana Audubon for a morning of bird banding at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary.  Bird banding provides a wealth of information on the habits of both migratory and breeding birds throughout the preserve.  Banding takes place for several hours during the morning hours.  Songbird banding set up begins at 6am.  Observers may arrive as early as 7am to walk the nets and enjoy the banding of birds. …

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NABA Butterfly Count at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Please join us for our annual butterfly count at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. The morning will begin at 10 am and lunch will be provided at 1 pm. Participants are welcome to help count in the afternoon, too. If it rains, we will meet on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Please meet in the parking lot. We'll break into groups. Be sure to dress in layers, bring bug repellent, and wear hiking shoes. Some hiking is involved. All skill levels…

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Bird Banding Demos at Mary Gray

July 27 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Join us at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary for Banding Birds & Bird Walks! Join Indiana Audubon for a morning of bird banding at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary.  Bird banding provides a wealth of information on the habits of both migratory and breeding birds throughout the preserve.  Banding takes place for several hours during the morning hours.  Songbird banding set up begins at 6am.  Observers may arrive as early as 7am to walk the nets and enjoy the banding of birds. …

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Birds and Butterfly Photography 101 Field Trip

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Free – $10

Spend an enjoyable morning on the grounds of the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary as we explore the late summer butterflies and birds on our amazing property.  While mid-summer birding can be slow and difficult during the summer doldrums, there are still plenty to find for the nature enthusiast in search of something new.  As breeding birds begin to quiet down, there’s an explosion of wildflowers and butterflies to fill the air.  In this special IAS field trip, IAS Board Member,…

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August 2019

Lakefront Shorebirds Field Trip

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Miller Beach- Lake St Beach, 860 N Lake St
Gary, 46403 United States
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Free – $15

IAS is returning to Lake Michigan for a late summer tour for some prime shorebirds along the lakefront. Participants will meet at the Miller Beach, Lake St. beach parking lot at 7am central/8am eastern time for a morning of shorebird pursuit, with the early, larger shorebirds being the target species of the morning. We're in the window for a wide selection of shorebirds, from larger Willets, Whimbrels, and Godwits, and smaller Red Knots, Baird's Sandpipers, and plovers.  Piping Plover is…

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Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration 2019!

August 10
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Free – $10

Mark your calendars now for the 2nd Annual IAS Hummingbird Migration Celebration at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary!  This year's event will draw hummingbird enthusiasts from around the Midwest to Connersville, IN for a one day celebration of all things birds and hummingbirds.  Participants can expect an assortment of activities on the beautiful Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary grounds. About the Festival: The Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration is a festival for the tiny gem, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Multiple sponsors and partners…

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Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration!

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
Free – $10
Hummingbird Migration Celebration

Mark your calendars now for the IAS Hummingbird Migration Celebration at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary!  This second annual event will draw hummingbird enthusiasts from around the Midwest to Connersville, IN for a one day celebration of all things birds and hummingbirds.  Participants can expect an assortment of activities on the beautiful Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary grounds. About the Festival: The Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration is a festival for the tiny gem, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Multiple sponsors and partners provide…

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Batwings Over Mary Gray

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
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Free

Join us for a special bat-filled evening and learn about the other winged residents of your own backyard! Participants will learn about bat species of Indiana, how bat biologists conduct research, and have the chance to see live bats during a night time bat encounter. Experienced bat biologists Julia Wilson and Wes Conway will net for bats to learn what species occupy Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. This special bat presentation will begin at 7:30pm inside Brooks Hall and netting will…

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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

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

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

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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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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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

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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