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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to register their name, address, phone number, and e-mail to receive further directions for the bird count.
Sunday, January 13
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.