May Bird Count
Saturday, May 14
It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the Indiana Audubon May Count, when an attempt is made to find and count as many as possible of the birds present on that day. This event has been occurring throughout the state for about 40 years. It’s a very big job and lots of help is needed; we especially need field birders, but folks who cannot go out to bird can contribute by counting in their neighborhood and/or at their feeders and birdbaths. Anyone planning to count in a nearby park is asked to check in advance with the appropriate county compiler (see below) in order to avoid duplicating someone else’s efforts.
If you would like to go with a group that day, contact the appropriate compiler, who will help you connect with someone in your area. It is not necessary to bird for the entire day — if you can help just part of the day that would also be fine. If you bird by yourself or count feeder birds, please keep track of the time spent (and miles traveled, if any) and record the highest number of each species seen at one time. Then email or phone to report your results.
For Elkhart County, Lindsay Grossmann (574) 807-4443 or email@example.com
For St. Joseph County, Louise Fessenden (574) 245-7863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast
Monday, May 30
7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary
Pecan, blueberry and perfectly plain pancakes will be served hot off the outdoor griddle in our open shelter house nestled in the woods. Please bring your own table service and a free-will donation.
The mission of the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society is to promote stewardship of our natural resources with a special emphasis on birds. We achieve this goal through education, conservation, activism, philanthropy and fellowship with others having similar goals.