SITE DESCRIPTION Northern Mockingbird photo taken by Sherry Burnett Muscatatuck, Indiana’s first National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1966. Funds from the sale of federal “duck stamps” were used to purchase 7,724 acres which were set aside to provide resting and feeding habitat for migratory waterfowl. Muscatatuck is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System comprised of over 500 refuges Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION The Little Africa (LA) Wildlife Viewing Area is located on a 25-acre peninsula that juts out into Lake Lemon at its far eastern end. There is a parking lot at the base of the peninsula just off of Southshore Drive. A footpath, the total length of which is about a half of a mile, loosely follows the edge Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION John James Audubon frequented the Falls of the Ohio between 1808 – 1810, making numerous sketches (most were lost in his Henderson studio fire in 1818). The Falls of the Ohio State Park is located along the beautiful north shore of the Ohio River in Clarksville, Indiana just across the river from Louisville, Kentucky. Covering a total area Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photos of Sora, Smiths Longspur, Sedge Wrens, and Dickcissels taken by Shari McCollough, Crawfordsville, Indiana The Burn is an 88-acre wetland in north central Montgomery County that is a part of the larger Lye Creek Prairie. I first discovered this site in April 2001 as I was on my way to check some corn fields I had marked Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Mulvey Pond is a wetland in Tippecanoe County located entirely on private property. The wetland occurs in the setting of a 58-acre farm that includes a pond, an adjacent woodland, and marshland located more to the west. There are nearby grassy fields with grazing cattle and farms to the north and south. The receding edges of the pond Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photo taken by Beth Dixon of a Black Vulture at Spring Mill State Park This small but diverse state park features a pioneer village with a working grist mill and a visitor center with local astronaut Gus Grissom’s Gemini spacecraft. Located in the karst region of South Central Indiana with moderate to steep topography and punctuated with caves Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Hardy Lake is a 745-acre reservoir formed from the dammed waters of Quick Creek, a tributary to the Muscatatuck River. Located in southeastern Indiana, Hardy Lake and its associated Hardy Lake State Recreation Area comprise a 1,700-acre complex that is quite diverse in avian habitat. Wetlands, ponds, and mudflats augment the reservoir in providing habitat for waterbirds, while Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Big Oaks NWR is a 50,000 acre refuge overlaid on portions of the former Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) in Jefferson, Jennings, and Ripley counties. JPG was established by the Army in 1940 as an ordnance testing installation and closed in 1995. Beginning in 1996, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managed the wildlife resources of JPG. Big Oaks Read more...
Site description Photo by Ryan Sanderson in LaPorte, Indiana on December 13, 2014 The LaPorte Lakes lie immediately northwest of downtown LaPorte, Indiana. Although they’re an integral part of the city and its neighborhoods, they are still relatively healthy, and represent one of the best locations in the state for observing loons, grebes, and ducks during spring and fall migrations. Read more...
Site description Michigan City Harbor (MCH) is a well-known lakefront birding site located in northwest Indiana just miles from the Michigan state line. The harbor, with its beaches, piers, yacht basin, and breakwaters is almost certainly the best site on the lakefront for viewing Lake Michigan birds. A full 40% of the rare and accidental species on the Indiana state Read more...
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Indiana Audubon Society's mission is to stimulate interest in birds and their protection; to serve the needs of youth, civic, church, schools and other groups by providing information concerning birds; and to educate the public concerning the necessity for conserving and preserving Indiana's natural heritage, its unique flora and fauna.