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5th Annual Young Birders Conference

June 30th, 2017|Events, Featured|

The Indiana Young Birders Club will be holding its fifth annual conference at the Cool Creek Nature Center on Saturday, August 19. The conference will feature speakers from the Indiana Young Birders Club as well as a keynote speaker.

  • Bird Hikers in the Woods

Brown County State Park Field Trip

June 4th, 2017|Events, Featured|

It was a beautiful morning to bird at Brown County State Park on the Amos Butler Audubon Society field trip. A fun group of 29 birders set out to hike some trails and see some birds. Of the 33 species we logged, the highlights were views of Worm-eating Warbler, Kentucky Warbler and Hooded Warbler!

  • Great Blue Heron Rookery

Rookery Preserve Trip

April 28th, 2017|Events, Featured|

There were plenty of Great Blue Herons to be seen and a wonderful talk by Amanda Smith of Hamilton County Parks and Recreation. It was very interesting to dive deeper into an individual species.

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CILTI Events on the ABAS Calendar

We are pleased to begin including the Central Indiana Land Trust (CILTI) events on our calendar. These are volunteer days and hikes in the central Indiana region. CILTI has long been a partner of ABAS in helping us fulfill our stewardship mission for the birds. We have contributed well over $100,000 to various land conservation projects. There are four volunteer days coming up and they'd love some help clearing invasive species. These are two hours in length so they're easy to do. We also have two hikes listed. Mossy Point in Parke County is a beautiful nature preserve in the Sugar Creek valley. If you haven't been there, this is a place not to miss. And being the Friday after Thanksgiving, it's a perfect way to walk off some of that Thanksgiving turkey! The other hike will concentrate on trees at Meltzer's Woods near Shelbyville. It's another beautiful nature preserve.

October 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Information|

City Barbeque Fundraiser September 26

ABAS will receive 25% of all sales on Wednesday, September 26 at these five participating City Barbeque Restaurants all around the city. The flyer can be used for lunch, dinner, take out, and on-line orders. For ABAS to receive credit, you must bring in this flyer with our name and date. Enjoy and thank you for supporting ABAS!

September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Information|

Birdathon 2018 — Another Successful Year

It takes a large group of folks to make the Birdathon the success it has been for more than 30 years. This includes our teams, enthusiastic volunteers and, of course, those who are willing to sponsor a team or individual or just make a general pledge to the Birdathon. Thanks to all of these efforts, $24,320 was raised this year. We were able to fund all of the grant requests serving to fulfill our mission to promote the stewardship and enjoyment of the birds of central Indiana.

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Information|

Birdathon Begins!

It's time to donate to this year's Birdathon. We have a great lineup of grants this year and fourteen teams will be taking to the field soon for their big days. We wish all the teams luck as they scour the state in search of birds. And a special welcome to the new teams this year. We will be updating counts on the Birdathon page as the teams finish and report their totals. For more details on this year's grants, take a look a the Birdathon page, or go directly to the donation page to help us raise the $31,000 for this years grants. As always, thank you to all the generous donors that have made Birdathon a success for over 30 years. Make a difference! Make a pledge!

April 28th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Information|

Greenfield Birders Install Nesting Boxes

In March the Greenfield Birders installed 16 bird houses at Beckenholdt Park, one of their favorite local parks in Greenfield, Indiana. Adam and Sara Wilson, along with Carole Blaser, were the proud recipients of grant money funded by the National Audubon Society and the Amos Butler Audubon Society to purchase, construct, and install these 16 birdhouses. Their hope is that the newly provided housing will replace some of the lost habitat for cavity nesters such as Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows.

March 31st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Information|

Birdathon Marks 30 Years

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Amos Butler Audubon Society Birdathon. With this year’s donations of $25,670, we have raised a grand total of $720,675 since 1987. It would not be possible to continue such an endeavor without the generous support of our donors, volunteers, and teams who have shown a remarkable commitment to our mission to promote the stewardship and enjoyment of the birds of central Indiana. The Noddy Little Gulls team took top honors as the fundraising champs followed by Bud & Carl’s Legacy team. Our cycling team, Carbon Neutral, placed third. The highest species count turned in by any team was 177 by the Horned Grebes.

July 30th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Information|