Last summer, a videographer for The Nature Conservancy spent some time with Dr. Kamal Islam and his students while they were in the field researching Cerulean Warblers in southern Indiana. The resulting 5-minute video, titled Forestry for the Birds, is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8BcRQoLPr0. Kamal, who is Professor of Wildlife Biology at Ball State UniversityContinue reading “Forestry for the Birds”
Seth Slabaugh, a retired reporter for The Star Press, recently published an article on human-goose conflicts on his website, Greater Muncie. It follows up on a presentation given by David Shearer, a PhD student in environmental sciences at Ball State University, at our January chapter meeting. (Photo by David Shearer.)
The results are in! During our local Christmas Bird Count, on December 19, 2021, a total of 51 species—and 2,413 individual birds—were recorded. Topping the list were 287 American Crows, barely squeezing out the second place finishers, European Starlings. To see all the numbers, download a PDF of the 2021 data, and, for comparison, youContinue reading “Christmas Bird Count”
If you’re reading this page, you already know that we have a new website! We hope you find it more streamlined and easier to use on your smartphone! Thank you to Sophie Gordon, a 2018 graduate from Ball State University who currently works as the Marketing Manager for iCivics for creating the new site!
The National Audubon Society has released an updated version of its Audubon Bird Guide app and it’s FREE to bird-lovers nationwide! With 821 species profiles and 3200+ bird photos, Audubon’s award-winning app instantly turns any mobile device into the most trusted field guide in North America. To download the Bird Guide, go to www.audubon.org/app.
We were delighted to have Seth Slabaugh, a retired Star Press reporter (and lover of hummingbirds), join us for a fall 2021 field trip along the Wilbur Wright Trail! Read his article here. (Photo by Seth Slabaugh.)