The VA and Crown Hill Cemetery have agreed to pursue a land swap so the old growth forest will be save for now. Senator Joe Donnelly and Mayor Joe Hogsett both expressed pleasure the agreement. Our thanks to all the people who wrote letters, called, and participated in the many actions that led to this success.
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.
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.
Kevin has left a lasting impact on many park visitors and birdwatchers in his 17+ years at Eagle Creek.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
Indiana is lucky if one of these rare visitors is found around the lakefront during the winter months. This November, not one but two Townsend's Solitaires have been reported in the state