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Our members enjoy learning about birds and other natural resources while preserving and protecting them. We're a very active, friendly group and we welcome new members.
The first-year introductory fee is $20.00 and includes membership in the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society, the National Audubon Society, a one-year subscription to the award-winning Audubon magazine and our Audubon Leaves newsletter.
For more information and to join, download our membership form here.
For more information, call (574) 334-7761.
May Bird Count
Saturday, May 13
Be a citizen scientist!
It’s time to make plans for a day of spring birding, counting all the birds we can find on May 13th. This event is sponsored by the Indiana Audubon Society with chapters all over the state participating and results going to the state compiler.
We will have parties in both our counties, with some areas that include lots of walking and other areas that involve driving between places and short walks. We especially need some energetic folks to walk in several sections of St. Joseph County. If you cannot get out in the field, your yard/feeder/birdbath/neighborhood list will also be helpful. To avoid counting the same birds more than once, please report the largest number of each species seen at one time. If you plan to cover a local park, check with the compiler in your county to be sure someone else isn’t planning to go in the same area. Your lists and an estimate of time spent and distance walked (if any) can be called or emailed to the county compiler listed below; please include your name and address and contact information.
St. Joseph County residents can contact Louise Fessenden at (574) 245-7863 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those interested in helping out in any capacity in Elkhart County for the count, please contact Lindsay Grossmann at email@example.com or (574) 807-4443. A compiler's party will be held at the Elkhart Environmental Center the night of the count at 6:30 p.m. and participants may turn in their forms at this time and enjoy some fellowship with your fellow birders.
Monday, May 29
7:30 am - 10 am
SBEAS 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.
Your donations help provide the bird seed for our winter feeding program and maintenance of the Sanctuary.
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.