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...
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 Photo of a Merlin – taken by Ryan Sanderson. (Photo was not taken at this location but is represented of a bird that could be seen). Summit Lake State Park consists of 2680 acres of grasslands, open brush, thickets, deciduous woods, mudflats, and marsh, along with the 800-acre Summit Lake. The park is bordered on the east by Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photo Credits: Northern Parula taken by John Valesquez and Field trip announcement from the Cool Creek Nature Center Facebook page. Opened by the Hamilton County Parks Department in 1990, Cool Creek Park has proven to be one of the best sites in Central Indiana for viewing migrant passerines. The relatively small size of the park (91 acres) makes 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.