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MORE BLACK-NECKED STILTS Brad Feaster texted a short while ago, April 1, 2015, from the south end of Goose Pond FWA Main Pool West, sub-Unit W3. Brad reported 5 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 6 BLACK-NECKED STILTS, 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 7 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 18 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, a few Killdeer, many Blue-winged Teal and Green-winged Teal, and 1 GREAT EGRET. Decent shorebird habitat appears to be emerging on the edges of Main Pool West with the spring season water level draw-down. --Lee Sterrenburg DNR bird monitoring volunteer Goose Pond FWA
2015-04-01 19:53:40
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BLACK-NECKED STILTS RETURN TO GOOSE POND FWA Photo here 2 of the 4 BLACK-NECKED STILTS found by Stephen Smith, with Iris Smith, on March 30, 2015. In Sub-Unit W4 at the far south end of GPFWA Main Pool West (on CR 1200 W). The same day (March 30) Don Allen and John Eakin reported 1 BNST in nearby Unit GP5. The day before on March 29 Evan Speck fount 1 and photographed 1 BNST at Cane Ridge Wildlife Management Area in Gibson County. Black-necked Stilts have clearly arrived for the current spring. According to the records I have (which are not complete) the earliest GPFWA property record for spring is 4 Black-necked Stilts on March 26, 2012 in Unit GP8 by Eric Ripma. --Lee Sterrenburg DNR bird monitoring volunteer Goose Pond FWA
2015-04-01 17:48:56
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AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN VIDEO by Daniel Troglin At Goose Pond FWA -- LS
A video short of the American White Pelicans at Goose Pond.
2015-04-01 15:31:56

6th Annual Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival


March 6th and 7th

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 6 2015
     Venue: Linton Elks

                    $25 per person Tickets available onine or by mail

          6:00PM – 6:45PM      Doors open. Music by Brent McPike and Solly Burton.
                                          Cash Bar. soft drinks -  Silent auction begins.
          6:50PM – 7:00PM      Welcome comments – Nyle Riegle
                                          President, Friends of Goose Pond
          7:00PM – 7:45PM     Buffet dinner line opens. Silent auction continues.

                                         Dinner menu to be determined
          7:45PM – 8:15PM     Keynote Speaker, Joe Duff of Operation Migration
          8:15PM                    Live Auction, cash bar & soft drinks
          9:00PM                   Silent Auction closes
          9:15PM                   Silent auction winners announced
          9:30PM                   Closing remarks and auction checkout
          10:00PM                 Banquet activities end.

Saturday March 7th

                     Tickets available at the door. $5 per person or $15 for family of four

                     Children 3 and under free

     Venu: Roy Clark Community Building Humphrey's Park Linton

          9:00AM – 3:00PM      Art & Craft Fair
          7:30AM – 7:00PM      Self-guided driving tours (see map)
         10:00AM – 3:00PM     Birds of prey display (live)
         10:00AM -10:45AM    Hardy Lake Birds of Prey Program
         10:00AM – 3:00PM    Wabash Valley Herpetological Society. Live Amphibians and

                                         Reptiles on Display
         2:00PM - 2:45PM       Hardy Lake Birds of Prey Program

         11:00AM & 3:00PM    Linton resident and author Suzzane Dickerson will present

                                         readings from her illustrated book Legend of the Whooping 

         4:00 PM – 5:00 PM    Using Aircraft to Establish A Migratory
                                        Whooping Crane Population in Eastern N. America
                                         a presentation by Joe Duff of Operation Migration

Venue: Girl Scout Cabin in Humphreys Park
     11:00AM – 11:45AM     How Birds Fly: A Look Under the Hood
                                        George Sly
     12:00PM – 12:45PM     An Owl Pellet Dissection: A Lab for Kids Young and Old
                                       Amy Kearns
     1:00PM – 2:00PM        Birdscaping: Creating Bird Habitat in Your Backyard.
                                      Sharon Sorenson

Venue: East Cabin in Humphreys Park
     7:30AM – 6:30PM        Bus Tours of Goose Pond FWA
                                       Refer to bus schedule in this guide
     9:00AM – 6:00PM        Goose Pond: The Story of a Wetland and Its Neighbors
                                      This award winning documentary by Bill Barnes
                                      will play throughout the day. Free popcorn included.

Venue: West Cabin in Humphreys Park
     9:00AM – 3:00PM       Kids’ Activities, Bird House Construction
                                      Open to kids 12 & under who are accompanied by an adult.

Venue: Goose Pond – Site ad Time TBD

                                     Retriever Demonstrations


Venue: Goose Pond FWA Highway 59 Check-in Stand

9:00AM - 2:00PM Special birding trip for young birders to see Sandhill Cranes and waterfowl. Co-sponsored by the Indiana Young Birders Club of Indiana Audubon Society and the Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival. Led by Advisors and members of the IYBC. For details click on the link below:

Indiana Young Birders Club




 humprey  s park map





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