April 21 – 7am: Birding Tour of Big Oaks NWR

Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 am

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge along with the Oak Heritage Conservancy will host a birding tour on April 21st at 7:00am.  Meet at the Big Oaks office to join biologists for an opportunity to possibly see some rare migratory birds of Indiana.  Cost is $3.00 per person after viewing the safety briefing video. Bring a picnic lunch and water! Event ends around 1pm.

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge is considered a “Globally Important Bird Area”. We are located four miles north of Madison, Indiana on 50,000 acres of a former Army munitions testing facility. Around 500 pairs of nesting Henslow’s sparrow call Big Oaks home during the nesting season. Henslow’s sparrows use the vast grasslands for nesting. Cerulean warblers also nest high in the tree tops among 13,000 acres of forest habitat. Over 120 species of birds nest at Big Oaks and some 200+ migrate through the refuge.

For directions to the refuge, please call or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/big_oaks

 

This event is part of our Great Events in the Great Outdoors series. We’ve teamed up with five other conservation-minded groups and we couldn’t be happier about this diverse list of activities. Be sure to check out other events on the calendar. They continue throughout the Spring (canoe trips! fossil hunts! bike rides!). We hope you’ll join us for one of these fun, hands-on programs.

Questions? Call Liz at (317) 258-5217 or email her at [email protected].