DCAS meets regularly for informational programs and membership meetings. In 2021, these programs and meetings will be conducted through Zoom with Live Streaming through Facebook. 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 Bird Walk updates. Currently, all Bird Walks require registration at the event link.
Upcoming Meetings and Programs:
All times are Central Time (Chicago Time)
Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society Program
Wintertime Ducks in Northwest Indiana – January 20, 2022
Join us at 7:00 pm on January 20, 2022 for a presentation on the wintertime ducks species that can be found in Northwest Indiana. DCAS Board Member and top-area birder, Michael Topp, will go over identification points for the wide variety of ducks species that you can find during the cold winter months. Michael will also discuss the natural history of the species along with pointing out some of the best places to find these species for yourself.
This free program will be streamed via Facebook Live and Zoom (details below).
Zoom ID: 836 7432 6648
Zoom Passcode: 028586
Upcoming Bird Walks
January DCAS Field Trip
Saturday, January 15, 2022. 9am CT
Leader: Julie Bonemma
Join Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society for our January bird walk. The group will meet trip leader, Julie Bonnema, at the Indiana Welcome Center at 9:00a and caravan to close birding locations. Our primary targets will be wintering waterfowl. We will also look for raptors, sparrows, and possibly a strike.
Total time about 2-3 hours. Free and open to the public, but please RSVP at the link below as capacity is limited.
Bird Walk RSVP
Monthly Bird Walk at Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk (Indiana Dunes National Park)
Leader: Kim Ehn
Saturday February 5, at at 8:30 am - 10:30 am Meet at the north side of the pavilion. This Bird Walk will be repeated on 3/5.
The winter months draw maritime wanderers to the Indiana Lakeshore as a stopover before migrating further south or as a wintering area if the Lake Michigan and the beaches meet their needs. Bay and sea ducks are attracted to the open, deep waters here, and a variety of gulls and terns may rest or feed on the rocky jetties in this small harbor of Burns Waterway. Join DCAS President Kim Ehn for this event and dress warmly!
Bird Walk RSVP