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Swallow-tailed Kite in Franklin

A Swallow-tailed Kite has been present in Franklin, IN for possibly a few weeks. It is mainly being seen along and to the east of Graham Rd (225E) between 500N and 300N. These kites eat dragonflies and other flying insects so the best time to look for it is between 11am and 4pm when it is likely to be foraging - they eat while flying.

August 31st, 2015|Categories: Information|

Don Gorney & Chad Williams Receive Conservation Awards from the Robert Cooper Audubon Society

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!

November 14th, 2014|Categories: Information|

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.

December 8th, 2013|Categories: Blog Posts, Featured, Information|

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.

December 5th, 2011|Categories: Blog Posts, Featured, Information|