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.

Passenger Pigeon Extinction State Historical Marker 2017-03-30T14:49:39+00:00

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!

Greenfield Birders Walk Schedule 2017-03-22T13:37:34+00:00

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!

Oregon Dark-eyed Junco at Eagle Creek Ornithology Center 2017-03-30T15:04:01+00:00

Please Help Save the Crown Hill Woods

Many Audubon members are aware that the Veterans Administration purchased a 14.75-acre forested tract of land in Crown Hill Cemetery with the intention to develop the site with columbaria to inter the remains of veterans. This tract is the core of an irreplaceable urban forest characterized in 2006 by DNR scientists as “a true high quality remnant of Indiana’s pre-settlement forest

Please Help Save the Crown Hill Woods 2017-03-31T09:07:32+00:00

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