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Birdathon 2017 Begins!

We look forward to another great fundraising year to benefit the birds of Central Indiana thanks to our generous donors. With your help we will raise the $30,000+ necessary to fund our nine grant requests. This year we have 14 teams competing in the Big Day as well as fundraising. Details of the grant recipients, teams, and how to donate can be seen on the Birdathon Page.

Passenger Pigeon Extinction State Historical Marker

The “Passenger Pigeon Extinction” Indiana State Historical Marker was dedicated in Metamora, Indiana on April 3rd, 2017. The last verified passenger pigeon in the wild was shot about five miles from here near Laurel on April 3, 1902.

Greenfield Birders Walk Schedule

Avid birders are starting to organize in Greenfield, about half an hour east of Indianapolis in Hancock County. See our Event Calendar page for scheduled walks!

Beers with Birders Event at Ash & Elm Cider Co.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the Beers with Birders event at Ash & Elm Cider Co. last week! 34 birders were there to mingle and share birding stories. We are planning another event like this soon. Stay tuned!

LifeLines Mar/Apr 2017

Efforts to Save Crown Hill Woods; Christmas Bird Count Reports; Audubon at the IMA; March Program: Orchids; April Program: Latin American and Caribbean Birding; Warbler Workshop; Upcoming Field Trips

Oregon Dark-eyed Junco at Eagle Creek Ornithology Center

An Oregon Dark-eyed Junco has been frequenting their feeders for the past couple of months. This subspecies has a dark hood, a reddish back and light brownish flanks. Be sure to keep an eye out for this cool little bird if you visit the park!

LifeLines Jan/Feb 2017

Caribbean Biological Corridor; Goose Pond Raptor Field Trip Report; January Program: Birding in Uganda – The Pearl of Africa; February Program: The Secret Love Life of Birds; Lakefront Field Trip; Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Eastern Meadowlark

The Eastern Meadowlark's flutelike song can be heard during the summer months over grasslands throughout the state. As this photo from Leota, Indiana birder and photographer Brian Lowry shows, they can also be found during the winter.