Red Bellied Woodpecker photo by Dave Fox

2ND Annual Bird Blitz: Count Yourself In
Backyard birders and beginners welcome!

Celebrate the preserves and have fun helping ACRES track bird species.

You’re invited to count birds either as an individual or on a team, on any ACRES preserve from June 3 – June 9.

New for 2018

  • New to birding? If you’re looking for pointers before blitzing, enjoy a Birding for Beginners workshop presented by local Audubon chapters. Scroll down for details. More information will be mailed to Bird Blitz registrants in May.
  • Plus: Bird Blitz patches! If you join in the fun, you will receive a sweet patch from the Bird Blitz logo (left), designed by Adam Johnson of Yonder Clothing Co.

Black Crowned Night Heron photo by Dave Fox

2nd Annual Bird Blitz
Sunday, June 3 to Saturday, June 9

Explore any open ACRES property between dawn and dusk and make note of each bird species you see/hear. You have all the fun while helping enhance ACRES bird species inventories. Count as an individual or as a team.

Registration is $5 per person and includes a patch designed by Adam Johnson of Yonder Clothing Co. Registrants will receive a packet with notes on how to enter your birding data into ebird, an online citizen science bird tracking tool.

Register here: or by phone at 260-637-2273.

Be sure to join the after-party on June 10 to celebrate your success!

Bird Blitz After Party
Sunday, June 10, 2 – 4 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
1802 Chapman Rd, Huntertown, IN 46748
Celebrate your hard work! Report your final tallies, learn who spotted that elusive Green-tailed Towhee. Door prize drawing that night.

Hooded Merganser photo by Dave Fox

Birding for Beginners
Saturday, June 2, 9 am, throughout our region

ADAMS COUNTY | Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center
200 6th St, Geneva, IN 46740
Presented by Robert Cooper Audubon Society

ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748
Presented by the Tippecanoe Audubon Society

Presented by the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society

7496 W. SR 124, Wabash, IN 46992
Presented by the Mississenewa Audubon Club