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The Tippecanoe Audubon Society supports conservation and environmental education to promote appreciation, understanding, and preservation of birds, other wildlife, and diverse ecosystems for present and future generations.


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  1. Friends, I am a volunteer who works with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences where we are in our second year of studying house sparrow eggs that bluebird monitors remove from nestboxes. If you have folks who monitor bluebird trails and who have issues with house sparrows competing for the nesting space, we’d like to invite them to participate in our project.
    The project is called Sparrow Swap and can be accessed online through the SciStarter.com website. We also have a page on Facebook and you can also contact me directly via my email address.
    aubrey wiggins
    Raleigh, NC

  2. Good morning

    Birdingpal is a well known website for traveling birdwatchers. With several thousand local birdwatching contacts around the world we think the site would be of interest to your members. http://www.birdingpal.org/

    We also list many selected professional birdwatching guides around the world and if you plan group tours for your members, they can design tours to specifically meet your group requirements. Such tours are attractively priced and available year round. http://www.birdingpal.org/tours/ or http://www.birdingpal.org/guides.htm

    Birdingpal already has a link to your website and if you do not have a link to us, we would appreciate, if your webmaster would consider us.

    Have a nice day and thank you for your consideration



  3. Today February 2nd, 2013, in a Walgreens parking lot on highway 31 and Pike Road, my daughter and I saw a hawk (Kestrel?) in a tree with 8 Robins and 20 or so other small black birds. we intersected their flight a number of times as we drove east. The hawk remained in the tree. My question is What the heck are robins doing in a huge snow event in Northern Indiana this time of year???

    • Good observation, Nancy! Robins are less likely to migrate, or they will migrate shorter distances, when food sources in their Northern range is plentiful. Here is a link (http://bit.ly/Wnmk5X) to the eBird occurrence map which details the presence of different species in a given year at a specified date. It appears that this winter there may be a few more reports of Robins hanging around our region during the winter when compared to the data with the previous two winters.

  4. I’ve recently been trying to more proactive for avian life in reference to how it is affected by wind farms. I was actually playing the iphone game Wing Whackers, (there’s a similar one called Crash Birds Island) which basically depicts this problem, and thus led me in to finding out about this ordeal.

    Now, I’ve been doing some research and I know that birds can be helped with the proper research, regarding migratory patterns and homelands. But what I really want to know is why the farms that didn’t bother to do their research aren’t being fined for deaths of Bald Eagles and other protected species?

    Does your group have any thoughts on this, or are there any members who are proactive on this topic?

    Thank you for your time,
    Carlee Holzhalb

    • Thank you, Carlee, for your interest. Indeed, our organization is an advocate of regulating wind energy development in sensitive migration routes. The American Bird Conservancy formally petitioned the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2011 and our board of directors unanimously agreed to endorse the petition. Tippecanoe Audubon Society is listed number 79. This report estimates 440,000 birds casualties each year from wind turbine collisions and more details, from the American Bird Conservancy, can be found here. I hope that you find this information helpful and you will continue to support avian research and conservation.

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