Site description Miller Beach is a wide uninterrupted expanse of sandy beach that sits exactly at the southern tip of Lake Michigan in Gary. Because of its unique location on the lake, it serves as a phenomenal point of convergence for species that follow the eastern and western edges of the lake south during fall migration. There are two key Read more...
Site description Photos by Ryan Sanderson (Stilt Sandpiper and American Golden-Plover – photos of birds that might be seen at this location) Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area is a 700-acre grassland / old field complex purchased in 1993 for pheasant hunting. In 1996, Ducks Unlimited and the Indiana DNR combined to restore the wetlands to about 150 acres of lowland. Read more...
Site description Photo by Ryan Sanderson of a Red-throated Loon at the Port of Indiana on December 21, 2009 The Port of Indiana is a deep-water international shipping port located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Although most of the Port is off-limits to the general public, a one-acre Public Access Area on the northeastern edge affords birders a Read more...
Site description Photos taken by Jeff Timmons, Anderson, Indiana at the Hammond Lakefront Park. The Hammond Lakefront Park & Bird Sanctuary, a 600-meter wooded strip of lakefront fill, lies within a kilometer of the Illinois line on Lake Michigan. A virtual oasis of vegetation within a vast urban sprawl, this site, once well-known simply as “The Migrant Trap”, is flanked Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION The Anderson Waterways Trail System is an unofficial name given to the footpaths that unite the Shadyside Lakes, Killbuck Creek, Killbuck Wetlands, and the White River in northeast Anderson. The trail system was built in a piecemeal fashion over a period of many years, such that local names for individual sections of the trail still exist–including “Shadyside Trail,” Read more...
The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is owned and operated by the Indiana Audubon Society and is located south of Connersville in Fayette County. Alice Green Gray gave the initial 264 acre property to the Indiana Audubon Society in 1943 as a living memorial to her daughter Mary, who preceded her in death. Congressman Finley H. Gray willed additional property to Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photo of the Olive-sided Flycatcher, Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 26th, 2016 by Ryan Sanderson; White-throated Sparrow by Ryan Sanderson also taken at Fort Harrison State Park in 2015 Opening to the public in late 1996, Fort Harrison is one of Indiana’s newest state parks. From 1903 until 1995, the park property was part of Fort Benjamin Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Eagle Creek Park and Eagle Creek Reservoir are located just outside of the I-465 loop on Indianapolis’s northwest side. The Lilly pharmaceutical family began acquiring and maintaining the land as a nature preserve in 1936, continuing further land acquisitions for 22 years. Now comprising more than 4,400 acres, Eagle Creek Park is one of the nation’s largest city Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Pigeon River’s 11,605 acres provide for a wide variety of avian habitats, including mature deciduous woodlands, second-growth woodlands, pine plantations, brushy fields, agricultural fields, lakes, ponds, marshes, and creeks/rivers. Many birds can be seen by driving the county roads through the property, a method that covers many different habitats fairly quickly. Walking the trails can be quite rewarding Read more...
DESCRIPTION Potato Creek State Park became a reality on June 6,1977 when the six-square-mile area was formally dedicated. The park’s 327-acre Worster Lake is named in honor of Darcy Worster, an early park supporter. When it first opened, much of the land at Potato Creek was recovering farmland; the vast overgrown fields attracted Bobolinks as well as Grasshopper, Henslow’s, and 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.