Welcome to the Summer 2017 issue of the Warbler! Please note that the next formal meeting will be Thursday, September 14. Please see below for details of upcoming trips. The latest issue can also be found here: Warbler Summer 2017:
June 1 – July 31 – Summer Breeding Bird Count. ANY bird seen in Warren, Tippecanoe, White, Cass, or other county can be included whether or not the bird might be nesting—-but if you note any nesting indication please include that as well. Simply contact the people listed on p.1.
Saturday, July 8 – Riverfest 2017. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A festival celebrating the Wabash River. There’s a 5 K run, voyageur canoe races, a droplet race for smaller children, free pony rides, face painting, and lots more. SAS will have a booth as will 20 or so other organizations. Lots of fun activities for children
and info for adults.
Saturday, July 15 – Audubon at the Overlook. Join SAS members for an evening at the overlook at Prophetstown State Park. Stop by to see what birds are active between 6-8 p.m. The overlook is at the end of the park road below the parking area. Park entrance fee required unless you are camping or have a pass.
Saturday, August 19 – Audubon at the Overlook. Another chance to meet some Audubon folk and find out what birds are around at Prophetstown SP. This one is a morning visit from 8-10 a.m. See above listing.
Friday and Saturday August 25 and 26 – Hummingbird Banding with Amy Wilms. Amy is Indiana’s only licensed hummingbird bander. These tiny birds require special handling and experience. Trip is to the Indiana Audubon Society’s Mary Gray Sanctuary near Connersville. Banding is done in the early morning, so we will caravan down on Friday night and camp on the property (camping is free). Call or email Barny Dunning if you are interested to get details for the trip (see p. 9).
Saturday, September 2 – Early Fall Migrants. Meet at the Celery Bog gravel parking lot at 7:30 a.m. to see what waves of birds might have started to move through the area. A 1/2 day trip.
Thursday, September 14 – Carry-in Dinner & Bring Your Own Program night. Always a winner! 6 p.m. for the dinner, 7:15 for the program. SAS supplies plates, silverware, cups, napkins & beverages. Bring a dish to share or just show up, and if you have one, bring a 5 or so minute program to show. Lilly Nature Center in
Celery Bog Park, West Lafayette. Free parking.