Hummingbirds & Snowy Owls: An Odd Wintery Mix

The irruption of Snowy Owls from Canada into the Northeast and Great Lakes that began in late November is garnering a lot of attention. After the breeding season, waves of hummingbirds that nest in the western U.S. make their way eastward and appear in Indiana and elsewhere.

Hummingbirds & Snowy Owls: An Odd Wintery Mix 2017-03-30T15:43:27+00:00

Celebrating 75 Years of Amos Butler Audubon Society

To celebrate Amos Butler Audubon Society's 75th anniversary in 2013, we will be introducing you to 75 species of birds during the course of the year on our Facebook page.

Celebrating 75 Years of Amos Butler Audubon Society 2017-03-12T17:15:00+00:00

A Confused Field Sparrow

Any birder worth their salt knows that birding is a continuous learning process. I've often said that it took me several years of birding before I realized I knew practically nothing about birds.

A Confused Field Sparrow 2017-03-23T16:08:30+00:00

Snowy Owls

Snowy Owls cast a bewitching spell over most birders. Here in the Midwest, where the species can be considered rare, the news of a Snowy being sighted tends to draw flocks of birders to the location.

Snowy Owls 2017-03-12T17:31:42+00:00

A Young Peregrine’s First Migration

Several birders observed an immature Peregrine Falcon at Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, on October 1, 2011. One birder quickly noticed that the bird was banded.

A Young Peregrine’s First Migration 2017-03-23T16:08:30+00:00

Are These the World’s Biggest Bird Houses?

Chimney Swifts are small birds, approximating 5.5 inches, but they demand large digs. Our Wings Over Indy project will build seven Chimney Swift towers, five of which will be located on five Indy Parks properties.

Are These the World’s Biggest Bird Houses? 2017-03-23T16:08:30+00:00

Gravel Delivery!

Several people have spent the last six months planning Amos Butler Audubon Society's Wings Over Indy project. The project will provide artificial habitat for Common Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts, both urban bird species that are experiencing population declines.

Gravel Delivery! 2017-03-23T16:08:30+00:00

First Sign of Spring

American Robins are great birds. So are Red-winged Blackbirds. Ditto for American Woodcocks. Each of these species have fans who herald their return as a sign that spring is around the corner. I think I have a new personal harbinger of spring ...

First Sign of Spring 2017-03-23T16:08:31+00:00