Killdeers winter in Indiana in fairly small numbers. So, it is a treat to see one in December and January. This was one of four birds seen at the Red Gold plant in Geneva, Adams Co., during the Limberlost Christmas Bird Count on Jan 1.
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Our friend and great supporter, Carl Weber, passed away on November 2. Carl, along with the late Bud Starling, were for decades the two pillars of the Indianapolis birding community. Carl's friendly persona and sense of humor charmed everyone who met him. He was a tireless supporter of Amos Butler Audubon and the birds. He will be dearly missed.
Christmas Bird Counts; November Program: Patterns in Nature; December Program: Insects in Winter; Waterfowl Workshop; Upcoming Field Trips
Many birders have been visiting Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area, La Porte Co., IN, since Monday because of a Red Phalarope being present. This tundra breeder and ocean wanderer is occasionally seen on the Great Lakes in fall migration but it is rare inland and very rare for one that can be reliably chased.
Bundy Ducks, Cabela’s, and Conservation; Grey-cheeked Thrush Migration; Monroe Lake Bald Eagle; September Program: Meet your President; October Program: Indidana's Birds of Prey; Waterfowl Workshop; Upcoming Field Trips
A Swallow-tailed Kite has been present in Franklin, IN for possibly a few weeks. It is mainly being seen along and to the east of Graham Rd (225E) between 500N and 300N. These kites eat dragonflies and other flying insects so the best time to look for it is between 11am and 4pm when it is likely to be foraging - they eat while flying.
Goose Pond Visitors' Center; IAS Fall Festival in Indianapolis; Nest of Long-tailed Woodcreeper and ABAS; May Program: Indiana Parks Alliance; Upcoming Field Trips
Barbara Jablonski receives Donna McCarty Volunteer Service Award; Great Horned Owl and Small Dogs; Rusty Blackbirds; Christmas Bird Count Results; March Program: Birding Argentina; April Program: Indy's Peregrine; Upcoming Field Trips
Harlequin Ducks Visit Indianapolis; First Record of Chipping Sparrow in Panama Made by Hoosier Birders; Monarch Butterfly Tagged in Indiana Found in Mexico; January Program: Central Indiana Land Trust; February Program: Around the World with Wes
Congratulations to former Amos Butler Audubon board members Don Gorney and Chad Williams for receiving conservation awards from the Robert Cooper Audubon Society on November 13. Don received the Robert H. and Esther L. Cooper Award for conservation activities and Chad Williams (with son Ceth) accepted the Charles D. Wise Youth Conservation Award on behalf of the Indiana Young Birders Club. Woo hoo! All the award winners rock!