Meetings and Field Trips
DCAS meets regularly for informational programs and membership meetings. These meetings alternately take place at Gibson Woods Nature Center (Lake County) and Indiana Dunes National Park Headquarters (Porter County), unless specified. Field Trips have different meeting locations as listed below.
COVID-19 Guidelines are ever changing. See the website and Facebook page for the latest program and trip updates. Currently, all trips require registration at the event link. Programs are offered in person with limited capacity and online via the Zoom platform.
Upcoming Meetings and Programs:
All times are Central Time (Chicago Time)
October Field Trip
Saturday, October 17, 8:00am
Best of October Birding in the Dunes
Join Brad Bumgardner for a morning looking for Dunes area specialties in the Indiana Dunes National Park. We'll be combing through the West Beach unit, searching the pinery, open dunes and swale, and Long Lake for October late warblers, sparrows, and winter finches. Total time about 2-4 hours. Register Here.
Thursday, November 5, 6:00pm
DCAS Saw-whet Owl Banding Night
Dunes-Calumet Audubon is excited to announce a special members-only event to learn about Indiana’s smallest owl in this up-close and personal experience. Participants will get the chance to see captured owls being banded outdoors at the banding field station during hourly checks. Participants can stay as long as they like, as volunteers do a minimum of three checks each night. Nightly programs are weather dependent and do not operate when rainy or high winds.
There is a limitation of 10 participants for this event. All participants must pre-register Here.
Participants must be a member of Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society. To become a DCAS member, please visit us Here.
To comply with CDC recommendations, all owl banding demonstrations will have the follow restrictions: