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Killdeer in Winter

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.

Killdeer in Winter 2017-04-04T12:11:02+00:00

ABAS Mourns the Loss of Carl Weber

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.

ABAS Mourns the Loss of Carl Weber 2017-04-04T12:21:16+00:00

LifeLines Nov/Dec 2015

Christmas Bird Counts; November Program: Patterns in Nature; December Program: Insects in Winter; Waterfowl Workshop; Upcoming Field Trips

LifeLines Nov/Dec 2015 2017-03-16T16:48:39+00:00

Red Phalarope in LaPorte Co

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.

Red Phalarope in LaPorte Co 2017-04-04T12:27:52+00:00

LifeLines Sept/Oct 2015

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

LifeLines Sept/Oct 2015 2017-03-16T16:49:14+00:00

Swallow-tailed Kite in Franklin

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.

Swallow-tailed Kite in Franklin 2017-04-04T12:33:23+00:00

LifeLines May/Jun 2015

Goose Pond Visitors' Center; IAS Fall Festival in Indianapolis; Nest of Long-tailed Woodcreeper and ABAS; May Program: Indiana Parks Alliance; Upcoming Field Trips

LifeLines May/Jun 2015 2017-03-16T16:50:51+00:00

LifeLines Mar/Apr 2015

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

LifeLines Mar/Apr 2015 2017-03-30T07:57:41+00:00

LifeLines Jan/Feb 2015

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

LifeLines Jan/Feb 2015 2017-03-16T16:55:52+00:00

Don Gorney & Chad Williams Receive Conservation Awards from the Robert Cooper Audubon Society

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!

Don Gorney & Chad Williams Receive Conservation Awards from the Robert Cooper Audubon Society 2017-04-04T12:49:57+00:00