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February 2021

Pints & Passerines: Bird Collisions with Feather Friendly

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Free
Pints & Passerines: Bird Collisions with Feather Friendly

The February edition of Pints & Passerines will focus on bird window collisions and what YOU can do to help, with special guests from Feather Friendly Technologies! **This event is at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central and registration is required via tickets below** Paul Groleau and Amber Murphy from Feather Friendly Technologies Inc will be talking about the bird-glass collision issue, and various ways of solving this problem.  They will cover why this is an important bird conservation strategy, what individuals can…

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Virtual Birding Trip: Cloudforest Hummingbirds Live

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EST
$12 – $17

In an exciting birding partnership with Lifer Nature Tours, Indiana Audubon is happy to present winter quarantine virtual birding field trips throughout the tropics.  Cloud forests are unique ecosystems and the ones located in Costa Rica are renowned for their biological abundance of birds rich in bright and stunning colors and of course a high diversity of range-restricted hummingbirds.  In this tour we will take you to the secrets of the misty and chilly cloudforests of Costa Rican. The venue will…

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Winter Sax-Zim Bog Owl Tour 2021- FULL

February 12 - February 15
Sax-Zim Bog, 8793 Owl Ave
Meadowlands, MN 55765 United States
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$170 – $404

THIS TRIP IS FULL Indiana Audubon is proud to present another winter season of great birding and an opportunity for members to view the winter specialties of the north woods February 2021.  Like the Winter Snowy Owl UP Tour, this caravan birding tour would extend the birding possibilities, to a location where both Great Gray Owl and Northern Hawk Owl are more consistently seen, whereas the UP tours have missed these species in past trips. This year's dates are February…

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March 2021

Pints & Passerines: Barn Owls in Indiana

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Free

If you miss registration for this event or cannot join Zoom, find the live stream on our Facebook page! The March edition of Pints & Passerines will be all about Barn Owls in Indiana and what Hoosiers can do to help them, featuring guest speaker, Amy Kearns! **This event is at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central and registration is required via tickets below** Did you know that there have been 46 different races of Barn Owls recorded worldwide, with the North American…

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Virtual Birding Trip: Rancho Naturalista Live

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EST
$12 – $17

In an exciting birding partnership with Lifer Nature Tours, Indiana Audubon is happy to present winter quarantine virtual birding field trips throughout the tropics. When we talk about premier birding lodges in Costa Rica, Rancho Naturalista will immediately take place in the conversation... as it's known as one of the finest birdwatching lodges in Central America. But why is that? Have you ever been there? Would you like to ask the resident bird guide about it? Would you like to…

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#21in21: Geist Reservoir Waterfowl Trip

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Geist Reservoir, 10053 Fall Creek Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46256 United States
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Free

Join Indiana Audubon for a new early spring field trip to the newest of Indiana Birding Trail sites. The Geist Reservoir and subsequent Fall Creek Trail is a great place to see deep diving waterfowl in spring migration. It's also one of the best places in Central Indiana for scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, and loons. This field trip will meet at the Fall Creek Trailhead near the Geist Reservoir Dam on Saturday, March 6, at 8:00am ET.  This IAS field trip…

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Pints & Passerines: IDBF Fine Art Unveiling

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Free

This special edition of Pints & Passerines will be an entertaining night, full of Indiana Dunes Birding Festival info, trivia, and the 2021 Fine Art poster reveal! **This event is at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central and registration is required via tickets below** The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival (IDBF) will be held May 13-16, 2021. Local dunes artist, Kristina Knowski, creates a beautiful fine art poster every year for the festival. These posters highlight the landscape and diversity of the Indiana Dunes…

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#21in21: Summit Lake Waterfowl Trip

March 13 @ 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

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…

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Goose Pond Woodcock Field Trip

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Goose Pond FWA, 13540 W County RD 400 S
Linton, IN 47441 United States
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Free

In a fun partnership and amazing evening adventure, the Indiana DNR, the Indiana Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, and Indiana Audubon welcome you for an evening excursion at Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area to watch the always fascinating American Woodcock, as they perform their mating ritual, the sky dance. Learn about the American Woodcock’s migration, habitat needs, and how the IN DNR and our partners are working to conserve the American Woodcock. The trip will start at 7:00…

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Indiana Birding: Crash Course Workshop

March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
$10 – $20

Join Indiana Audubon Society for a special two-hour introduction to birding online webinar workshop. Winter is a great time to get into birding, and this special workshop will be led by IAS outreach coordinator, Sam Warren.  The workshop features a jam packed schedule, looking at all things birding. This 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. Purple Finch -…

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#21in21: Kankakee River Waterfowl Trip

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Kankakee River FWA, 4320 S Toto Rd
North Judson, IN 46366 United States
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Free – $10

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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April 2021

Lye Creek Burn Longspur Field Trip

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Lye Creek Prairie Burn, E 650 N
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 United States
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Free

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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Bird Song ID Workshop

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
$5.00 – $10.00

Have you ever been outside and wondered "what is making that noise?!" If so, then join us for this Bird Song ID Workshop where we'll give you the tools to help decipher bird songs!   Often times, you will hear birds rather than see them when you're out in the field. So, species identification can be tricky if you don't know what they sound like! Was that a buzz, chirp, or warble?! During this hour long workshop, we'll talk about the…

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Pints & Passerines: Hummingbirds with Amy Wilms

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Free

If you miss registration for this event or cannot join Zoom, find the live stream on our Facebook page! The April edition of Pints & Passerines will be all about Hummingbirds, with guest speaker and hummingbird expert, Amy Wilms! The hummingbirds will be back in Indiana soon and you won’t want to miss this event! **This event is at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central and registration is required via tickets below** Amy Wilms is the current Indiana Audubon President and Resident Caretaker at Mary…

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#21in21: Wing Haven Spring Birding Trip

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Wing Haven Nature Preserve, 180 W 400 N
Angola, IN 46304 United States
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Free – $10

Explore the state's far most northeastern Birding Trail site for a fun morning of birding Indiana's Lake Country.  The ACRES Land Trust Wing Haven, and dedicated nature preserve has both cultural and natural history beauty as spring blooms on the preserve. The lower lakes host the nesting return site of Sandhill Cranes in Indiana, and high quality ravine woods that have a diversity of early spring migrants.   This field trip will meet at the Wing Haven main parking lot,…

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#21in21: Eagle Creek Spring Warblers Trip

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Eagle Creek Ornithology Center, 6515 Delong Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46278 United States
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Free

Join us in Indy for a morning of spring migrants with Rhiannon Thunell. By this date, we should be seeing much in the way of warblers, as well as an interesting wave of first arrivals should be appearing. We’ll be focused on seeking out Hermit Thrushes, kinglets, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Fox Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, creepers, and the first wave of warblers. The trip will be led by IAS board director, Rhiannon Thunell on Saturday, April 24, at 8:00 AM ET.  …

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May 2021

IAS Spring Gathering 2021

May 1 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd
Connersville, IN 47331 United States
$25 – $39

Join us at the IAS Spring Gathering!May 1, 2021 The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary welcomes everyone back to enjoy a weekend of socially distant birding, learning, and great fellowship with friends. Stay the weekend and experience the best of spring migration. The MGBS is the flagship property owned by the Indiana Audubon Society, Inc. With over 700 acres of property, participants can walk the many trails, enjoy welcoming back the migrating birds, and celebrate spring!  Camping is available for IAS…

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Pints & Passerines: Trumpeter Swans

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Free

If you miss registration for this event or cannot join Zoom, find the live stream on our Facebook page! The May edition of Pints & Passerines will be all about Trumpeter Swans, with DNR waterfowl biologist, Adam Phelps!  **This event is at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central and registration is required via tickets below**   Trumpeter Swans are a state endangered bird in Indiana and are often confused with the more common, invasive Mute Swan. The Trumpeter's breeding range historically extended to Indiana,…

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