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November Birding Trip
Sunday, November 19
Our November field trip will take us westward to the Kankakee and Jasper-Pulaski State Fish and Wildlife Areas (FWAs). Those wishing to caravan should meet at the Olive Township Public Library in New Carlisle at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. From there, we will drive approximately 50 minutes to the Kankakee State FWA at 4320 West Toto Road in North Judson, Indiana. If you prefer, you may also meet us at Kankakee FWA at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or a sack lunch as there are picnic tables and modern restrooms at this facility. We’ll spend about an hour there looking for migratory waterfowl before driving 30 minutes southwest to Jasper-Pulaski State FWA where we’ll hike the roads and trails as time allows before heading to the observation platform before sunset to witness the largest congregation of Sandhill Cranes west of the Mississippi River. At dusk, we’ll be travelling back east and stopping for dinner in North Judson before returning home.
The terrain will be mostly flat and shouldn’t be muddy, but the weather is unpredictable this time of year, so be sure to dress appropriately. Please join us for a fun day out in the field!
Sunday, November 13
McNaughton Pavilion in Elkhart
Travel with Vic and Marge Riemenschneider to Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy in Canada. They are going to share sightings of ocean birds as well as a delightful island community. They experienced the famous Fundy tides, viewed fishing weirs and salmon cages, and took a boat trip to a remote island off Grand Manan featuring a large colony of Leach’s Storm Petrels. Vic is a retired plant ecologist and Marge is a committed bird watcher.
You don't need to be a SBEAS member to attend; everyone is welcome.
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, philanthropy and fellowship with others having similar goals.