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Neotropical migrants/birdwatching event

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 in Nature

  Note: There is a bird watching event 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at Kankakee Sands. The guides are Barbara Lucas and Lynn Daugherty. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Bring your binoculars, bird books and a friend. Meet at The Nature Conservancy’s Kankakee Sands Office, 3294 N. U.S. 41, Morocco, IN 47963. RVSP … Continued

Conservation Groups Team up For Spring Birding Field Trip

Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 in Nature

Recognized as one of the best birding sites in the Midwest, the birding sites found Beyond the Beach offer a wide variety of bird species for the amateur and experienced birder.  Indeed, were smack dab in the middle of migration.  Millions, not thousands, of birds are literally migrating through each night!  Among these are over … Continued

Conservation Groups Team up For Spring Birding Field Trip

Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 in Nature

Recognized as one of the best birding sites in the Midwest, the birding sites found Beyond the Beach offer a wide variety of bird species for the amateur and experienced birder.  Indeed, were smack dab in the middle of migration.  Millions, not thousands, of birds are literally migrating through each night!  Among these are over … Continued

Migration in Action – Doppler Loop

Posted on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 in Nature

For those interested in seeing how Doppler shows bird movements during migration, please check out this loop. Notice how the birds migrate around Lake Michigan, avoiding the long flight over water. This is why lakeshore woodlands such as Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore can be so productive during the spring. … Continued

Migration in Action – Doppler Loop

Posted on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 in Nature

For those interested in seeing how Doppler shows bird movements during migration, please check out this loop. Notice how the birds migrate around Lake Michigan, avoiding the long flight over water. This is why lakeshore woodlands such as Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore can be so productive during the spring. … Continued

Robo-Birding – Doppler Radar and Migratory Birds

Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2010 in Nature

For ages people debated the origins and movements of migratory birds. Bird migrations and movements were recognized as long as 3000 years ago by Homer, Aristotle, and others. Aristotle believed that many birds hibernated, a misconception that continued into the 1800s. Ornithologists debated whether or not birds were capable of flight across the Gulf of … Continued

Robo-Birding – Doppler Radar and Migratory Birds

Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2010 in Nature

For ages people debated the origins and movements of migratory birds. Bird migrations and movements were recognized as long as 3000 years ago by Homer, Aristotle, and others. Aristotle believed that many birds hibernated, a misconception that continued into the 1800s. Ornithologists debated whether or not birds were capable of flight across the Gulf of … Continued

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