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!
Read Aldo Leopold's classic essay, written in 1947, on the occasion of the dedication of the Passenger Pigeon Monument in Wyalusing State Park in Wisconsin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During 2011, ABAS built nine Chimney Swift towers in Marion and Hamilton Counties.
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.
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.
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.