Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast
Monday, May 28
7:30 a.m. - 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. We also provide coffee, tea and milk. Please bring your own table service and a free-will donation.Your donations help provide the bird seed for our winter feeding program and maintenance of the Sanctuary.
Join us for the May Bird Count
Saturday, May 12
The Indiana Audubon Society is continuing its sponsorship of the annual Big May Day Bird Count in all areas of the state. We will have birders out everywhere in our two counties, to count all the birds seen and heard. There are many ways to help – some places require lots of walking to find the birds, some places are accessed by car, with shorter walks to cover the best habitat, and there are various combinations of walking and driving. Lots of help is needed to cover all the areas.
An estimate of time spent and distance covered (on foot and by car) is an important part of the report. Volunteers will be placed with a group that covers a specific area and reports to a section leader.
Experienced birders are especially important, but non-b irders can also drive, record birds and/or serve as extra eyes and ears.If you are not able to get out in the field, your yard/feeder/birdbath list will be helpful. You can call the compiler for your county (see below) with your list, reporting the greatest number seen of eachspecies. It is important to count only the number of a species seen at one time, to avoid counting the same individuals more than once. For the same reason, please check with your county compiler if you plan to bird in a park, to be sure someone else isn’t counting in the same park, maybe at a different time.
However you report, please include your name, address, and contact information in case there are questions. For information or to volunteer in St. Joseph County, contact Louise Fessenden, email@example.com or (574) 245-7863. The
contact person in Elkhart County is Lindsay
Grossmann, firstname.lastname@example.org or (574) 807-4443.
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.