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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.
Christmas Bird Counts
South Bend Count, December 17
This will be the 73rd consecutive count for the South Bend circle centered at the intersection of Michigan and Washington Streets. Teams will count all the birds within a 7.5 mile radius of this intersection. The circle is divided into five sectors with each sector having a count leader. To join in the fun as a field counter, please contact one of the area leaders listed below or call (574) 272-8262 or email email@example.com.
Elkhart County Count, December 31
The South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society and the Elkhart County Parks are calling upon volunteers for the 21st annual Elkhart County Christmas Bird Count.
Birdwatchers are encouraged to contact Ronda DeCaire with the Elkhart County Parks at (574) 535-6458 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register their name, address, phone number, and e-mail to receive further directions for the bird count.
North Liberty Count, December 31
The 2nd annual North Liberty Christmas Bird Count will once again be held on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2016. The North Liberty count circle includes all of Potato Creek State Park, as well as other birding hotspots such as Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area, Place Trail Marsh, Fish Lake, Koontz Lake Nature Preserve, and more. Field and feeder counters are needed for this event. What better way to close out 2016 than by spending the day enjoying nature with friends?
If you are willing to lead or help out with a team, please contact coordinator Steve Sass at email@example.com or by phone at (574) 340-9239.
Sunday, January 8
Rum Village Nature Center
Our speaker will be Dr. Joel Ralston who will present "Investigating the effects of climate change on North American bird distributions". He will describe past and ongoing research with students at Saint Mary's College.
Dr. Ralston is an Assistant Professor of Biology at St. Mary's College where he teaches Ecology and Vertebrate natural History.
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.