10/21/2017 Indiana Birding: Crash Course

posted Sep 22, 2017, 8:45 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 8:46 AM ]
October 21 at 2 PM - 5 PM at the Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N Lake St, Gary, Indiana 46403

Join Indiana Audubon Society for one of several three hour introduction to birding workshops held throughout the state. Each workshop is led by IAS Executive Director, Brad Bumgardner, and features a jam packed schedule, looking at all things birding. This hands-on workshop is designed for both beginning bird watchers and general nature enthusiasts looking to learn more about the birds around their neighborhood and where to enjoy birds statewide. A sample of the topics covered include:

History of Ornithology
Parts of a Bird
Birding in Indiana
Bird Banding and Citizen Science
Using Binoculars and Field Guides
Finding Birds
Bird Sounds ID Intro
Identifying the Common Species In Indiana

The workshop will take place at the Douglas Center, within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Miller, IN. Participants should bring binoculars if you have them, and a good pair of sturdy hiking shoes. Each workshop will include indoor and outdoor portions. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Registration is required. Registration is $10 for IAS Members and $15 for Non-IAS Members. Limited space is available for each workshop. Additional statewide event sponsorship by the Robert Cooper Audubon Society, Indiana State Parks, Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, National Park Service, and The Indiana State Historic Sites.