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September 2019

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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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

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
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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Dunes Owl Banding: Behind the Scenes

October 27 - November 9
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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Free

It’s a special night behind the scenes at the Indiana Dunes owl banding station! These behind the scenes nights help fund this multi year project to explore the migration timing, populations, and life history of this very unique Indiana owl. 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…

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November 2019

Audubon’s Night of the Owls

November 9
Free

Again in 2019, Indiana Audubon and it's Indiana Project Owlnet partners will host a special night with the owls around the state to learn about and possibly see up close the amazing Northern Saw-whet Owl.  On this night, participants may choose from one of FIVE 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…

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An Evening with Sandhills and Saw-whets

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49
Porter, 46304 United States
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$30

Explore an exciting evening with Indiana Audubon, in collaboration with the Indiana Dunes National Park.  Participants will enjoy the sights and sounds of two amazing fall migration spectacles in one day. This special tour will include presentations on both Sandhill Crane migration spectacle and the elusive nocturnal migration of Northern Saw-whet Owls down the shorelines of Lake Michigan and into the Indiana Dunes area.  Participants will have the opportunity to view both in one evening.  After a short presentation, we…

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Feathers and Fermentation: Bird Road Trip Tour

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Ash and Elm Cidery, 2104 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46201 United States
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BIRD ROAD TRIP!!! For this installment of our Feathers and Fermentation tour, Wes somehow talked Andy into making the longest voyage ever (by far) for one of his green buses! The journey will be long, but it will be oh so worth it, as we'll visit two breweries up north: Crasian Brewing Company (Brookston) and Kopacetic Beer Factory (Monticello), with a meal at the latter location included in your ticket price. The birding highlight of this tour is being chauffeured…

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Universal Mines Field Trip

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Universal Mine Universal, IN 47884 United States + Google Map
Free – $10

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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