Birdathon 2017 Begins!

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.

Birdathon 2017 Begins!2017-04-06T10:11:22+00:00

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 Marker2017-03-30T14:49:39+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 Schedule2017-03-22T13:37:34+00:00

Beers with Birders Event at Ash & Elm Cider Co.

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!

Beers with Birders Event at Ash & Elm Cider Co.2017-03-30T15:08:22+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 Center2017-03-30T15:04:01+00:00

Eastern Meadowlark

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.

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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 Woods2017-03-31T09:07:32+00:00

Townsend’s Solitaire in Indiana

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

Townsend’s Solitaire in Indiana2017-03-30T15:33:32+00:00

6th Annual Raptor Rendezvous

Our friends at the Indiana Raptor Center are hosting their 6th annual Raptor Rendezvous on Sunday November 13th, from 1:00 - 4:30 PM at the Abe Martin Lodge in beautiful Brown County State Park.

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