Since 1987, a highly-motivated group of volunteers has raised more than $525,000 on behalf of the Amos Butler Audubon Birdathon. Funds have gone towards meeting the organization's mission of "promoting the enjoyment and stewardship of the birds of Central Indiana." Once again, Birdathon season is upon us and we hope you will make a donation on behalf of the birds of Central Indiana.
Funds raised for Birdathon 2014 will support theactivities listed below:
The American Bird Conservancy’s Cerulean Warbler Project
Eagle Creek Ornithology Center Bird Banding
Marian University Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab Bird-friendly Habitat
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Native Plant Showcase
Cool Creek Nature Center Bird Protection Exhibit
Jameson Camp Bird Viewing Area
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Help us help the birds of Central Indiana by making a donation today.
Opposition to Proposed Mound Reservoir
Amos Butler Audubon, serving central Indiana, stands opposed to the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir in the Anderson area. The project would build a dam across the White River and flood large parts of Mounds State Park, other natural and scenic lands, and private properties. A study is currently being conducted, supported by a grant from the state of Indiana, to assess the feasibility, costs, potential benefits and losses if the reservoir is created.
The ABA board passed the following statement of opposition to the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir:
Amos Butler Audubon will be opposing the proposed Mounds Reservoir because the plans call for the destruction of significant natural areas and habitats, including the loss of a state-protected nature preserve which cannot be replaced. [24-February-2014]
The project would cause a loss of natural lands that would directly affect birds in one of the most significant habitats for wildlife in the Hamilton and Madison county area. Under state law, the dedicated state nature preserve that would be destroyed is supposed to be protected forever. The board feels that anyone who values bird conservation and supports the preservation of lands with great natural and historic importance should consider voicing their opposition to this project.
March/April 2014 Newsletter
Featured in this edition:
- Rusty Blackbird Blitz
- Thanking Don Gorney
- Bird Walks
- Waterfowl and Shorebird Field Trips
- Monthly Program Details
Volunteer of the Year: Bill Murphy
Bill Murphy received the Donna McCarty Volunteer Service Award for 2013 at the December 2013 Amos Butler Audubon program meeting. Bill’s contributions to Amos Butler Audubon span more than 12 years and include serving on the board of directors, championing the production of the Brock’s Birds of Indiana CD, overseeing website administration, leading out-of-state field trips, and offering his skills in writing and editing. Of course, most Audubon members may know Bill best for his role as editor of the LifeLines newsletter. Bill was presented with a special gift in recognition of he being one of the world's foremost authorities on snail-killing flies. Read more about Bill and why he was recognized in the Jan/Feb 2014 LifeLines newsletter HERE.
Indy Birding Trail
On September 22, 2013, Amos Butler Audubon and the City of Indianapolis announced the launch of the Indy Birding Trail. The announcement was made at the Indianapolis Museum of Art's 100 Acres, which is one of the trail sites. Whether you are a beginning birder or an experienced one, the Indy Birding Trail highlights dozens of natural areas in Marion County. We hope you check out the trail and explore a site that is new to you. For more information, visit HERE.
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