South Bend Christmas Bird Count Results
We've tabulated the results of our
2014 South Bend Christmas bird count. Download the report here.
Thank you to all of our volunteers that participated in this year's study.
January Birding Trips
Cancelled due to poor weather
Saturday, January 10
SBEAS Wildlife Sanctuary
Meet Brian Miller and Vic Riemenschneider at 8:30 a.m. at the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society Sanctuary, 59395 Clover Road, Mishawaka. This will be a great opportunity to see some of our winter birds as they visit the feeders. We usually have a good variety of birds, including woodpeckers, White-Breasted Nuthatches, Brown Creepers, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadees, Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, and White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows. We will have spotting scopes set up to see the birds UP CLOSE & PERSONAL. Not only will the feeders be filled, but also hot drinks and donuts will be available and we will have a fire in the stove to help keep us warm.
Lake Michigan Birding
Saturday, January 24
I thought to try something a little different this month by traveling to Lake Michigan to look for winter ducks, gulls, Snow Buntings and other winter birds. We will start at New Buffalo and stop at other lookouts as we drive north along the lakeshore. Depending on the weather and the birds, we may drive as far north as St. Joseph and Tiscornia Beach. Needless to say, bring layers of clothing and be prepared for cold winds and some possible unusual sightings. This trip will be a few hours long, so we will plan to stop for lunch as we travel north. We will meet in South Bend in the Meijer parking lot on Portage Road at 8:30 a.m. Look for my red truck north of Jimmy John’s and McDonald’s.
If you have any questions about our field trips, contact Brian Miller at (574) 291-0804 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, January 11
Rum Village Nature Center
The speaker for the January meeting will be Krista Bailey, who works for the Office of Sustainability in South Bend. She will speak on the issue of developing a plan for the city addressng the environment, economy and society.
The public is cordially invited.
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.