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Becoming an Amos Butler Audubon Society member means that your money stays here in Central Indiana. Your membership and donation at the local level allows us to fund conservation and education projects in Central Indiana. Without your help we would not be as successful as we have been since 1938. Click HERE to learn about the benefits of becoming a member.

Time for Birdathon 2020

The Birdathon will go on as usual, at least from a fundraising standpoint. We have six wonderful grants to fund this year and need to raise almost $24,000. What a great time to donate while we are “safer at home.” The rules for the Big Day have an adjustment to help with social distancing during this outbreak. You can see details here on the Team Guideline page.

Details of the grants can be found on the main Birdathon page along with results from previous Birdathons and species counts as teams complete their big days.

Most importantly, your donations can be done online using PayPal, a credit card processed by PayPal, or through the mail. See the Donation page for details and thank you for your generous support.

Events & Activities


LifeLines Mar/Apr 2020

Sound Advice: How to be All-ears this Spring; Behind the Lens: Shari McCollough; Help Birds at Home: Certified Wildlife Habitat Program; Dr. Karen Rasmussen Bequest: The Power of Giving; Three Rasmussen Projects – 1) White River Bluffs Nature Preserve by CILTI, 2) Outdoor Learning Lab at Holliday Park, 3) International Crane Foundation Whooping Crane Awareness in Indiana; March Program: A Season on the Wind: Spring Migration through the Midwest; April Program: Bird Rehabilitation with Liz Hatton; Woodcock Walks; Smith's Longspur Field Trip; Beers with Birders; Local Bird Hikes

March 1st, 2020|

Wood Warble Coffee Benefits ABAS

Jeff Canada, one of our fellow Indiana birders, is roasting coffee right here in Indiana. His coffee is Bird-friendy as certified by the Smithsonian. The coffee is quite delicious and the Bird Song Blend benefits ABAS. You can purchase coffee at https://woodwarblercoffee.com/collections/conservation-partner-coffees. Jeff has been roasting coffee since 2017 and it combines his passion for coffee with his passion for birding. Grateful Dead fans might also notice his passion for that group showing up in a few of the names for his coffees. If you have a passion for birds and coffee as well, you might give just give Jeff's coffee a try. We think you'll enjoy it.

January 13th, 2020|

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Amos Butler Audubon Society updated their cover photo.Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at 8:28pm
Pine Warblers are arriving back in central Indiana! Keep your eyes peeled in your yard and local parks while you birding practicing social distancing.

Thank you to Mike Timmons for sharing this photo with us!

Pine Warbler
Hoosier National Forrest
Monroe County, Indiana
March 2020
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Amos Butler Audubon SocietySunday, March 29th, 2020 at 6:22pm
COVID-19 Update from ABAS

In keeping with the guidelines expressed by the government and health experts, many of the ABAS events and hikes have been cancelled for the month of April. This includes the events we host as well as hikes we advertise for independent leaders.

Please be sure to check our website calendar before attending any events, as future cancellations may continue. You will see the event listed and "Canceled" at the beginning of the title.

Spring migration is upon us! We hope each of you will be able to participate in this wonderful, semiannual display of nature while still safely following the guidelines of social distancing.

Tree Swallows
Photo by Amy Hodson
Eagle Creek Park - Marion County, Indiana
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Amos Butler Audubon Society updated their cover photo.Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 3:38am
You can always count on this unique species of the shorebird family to start off spring migration in central Indiana. Take a look at the upcoming Woodcock Walks that we are hosting to learn more about their unique courtship behavior.
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Amos Butler Audubon SocietySunday, February 16th, 2020 at 11:59pm
It's the Great Backyard Bird Count!

What was your favorite bird to see in your backyard this weekend? The GBBC runs through tomorrow. You can learn more about it here:


Tufted Titmouse
Eagle Creek Park - Indy Parks and Recreation
Photo by Amy Hodson
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Amos Butler Audubon SocietyMonday, February 3rd, 2020 at 1:28am
Here is a fun write-up from Bubbly Birder about yesterday's ABAS photo hike!

Have you been to the famous "seed pile" at Eagle Creek Park? We would love to see your photos in the comments of this post!

Interested in joining us for our next bird photography hike? Stay tuned for the upcoming event announcement on our page. 🙌

Red-headed Woodpecker
Eagle Creek Park - Indy Parks and Recreation
Marion County, Indiana
Nikon D600 - 500mm - f/5.6 - ISO 1000 - 1/200s
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Amos Butler Audubon SocietySaturday, February 1st, 2020 at 4:38pm
What a fun morning on the photography walk at Eagle Creek Park - Indy Parks and Recreation! 20 people joined Amy Hodson and surprise guest leader Mike Timmons for a morning to practice bird photography. 📷

After talking about camera settings and techniques at the Ornithology Center, we spent time at the famous “seed pile” where the group was treated to some Red-headed Woodpeckers coming down to pose.

Stay tuned for some bird photos from the day! High fives to everyone who came out! 🙌🏻

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Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 2:57pm
We had a short, but great Bird Walk at Garfield Park on Saturday. My favorite bird is the Cedar Waxwing, so just having that on the list is a win in my opinion (Jessica Helmbold, ABAS Education Chair).... https://t.co/3mxwjjnMw5
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 1:34pm

Join Mark Welter TOMORROW as he leads you on a trip to Kankakee Sands in search of breeding sparrows. Kankakee Sands is a birder’s paradise for nesting prairie species. The 7,000+... https://t.co/wPd4Mb6TeJ
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 10:42pm
Big thanks to Brian Cunningham for an informative and fun program tonight on why feeding birds makes a difference! You have to love a presenter that brings door prizes for his audience!
Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 8:30am
Did you know that there are local bird hikes all around the Indianapolis area? Here is a list of the April bird walks welcoming birders of all skill levels! Find one near you, and be sure to check out the calendar on our website for... https://t.co/AzpBtDf8L1
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 8:05pm
**Upcoming Workshop Reminder!**
Just in time for spring migration!

Join Scott Enochs, warbler identification enthusiast and Field Trip Chair for ABAS, for a crash course in warbler identification. We will start in... https://t.co/QWt1jNIzXi
Sunday, March 31st, 2019 at 3:17pm
**Upcoming Monthly Program Reminder!**
Join Brian Cunningham, Product and Hobby Education Manager for Wild Birds Unlimited and ABAS Board Director, for an informative program about feeding the birds!

Anyone who has... https://t.co/i9FeKKokFl

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