Audubon State Park & Evansville-area Birding Tour
April 28-30, 2023
$490 double occupancy; 6 to 8 participants
This spring’s warbler tour is heading south for another visit to John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, KY. This beautiful state park is located just across the Ohio River from Evansville, IN. The time of year was chosen to coincide with the arrival of warblers and many other migrating birds in the area. Last year we totaled 112 species of birds on the tour, including 23 species of warblers! The tour includes transportation from Bloomington, stops at some of the top birding areas in southern Indiana and along the Ohio River, and 2 nights of lodging in cabins at the state park.
We will leave Bloomington on the morning of the 28th and drive to Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge for birding at Sycamore Land Trust’s Columbia Mine Preserve. After lunch we will continue to Angel Mounds State Historic Site if time allows before checking into the cabins at Audubon State Park. At Audubon SP on the 29th we will spend time hiking trails, birding the wetlands, and visiting the nature center/museum (if weather isn’t cooperative). Our destination in the afternoon will be Sloughs Wildlife Management Area. We will check out of the cabins on the 30th before heading to the Eagle Slough Natural Area, Howell Wetlands, and Wesselman Woods before our drive back to Bloomington.
All entrance fees are included. Food is not included; we will have breakfasts in the cabins, picnic lunches, and dine in restaurants in the evening.
Cost is $490 per person for double occupancy. I have reserved three 1-bedroom cabins and a 2-bedroom cabin at the state park. Please consider registering for the tour with a spouse, friend, or partner that would share a room/cabin with you. Solo registrations are accepted, but an individual will be assigned a roommate if one is available. To register, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with basic information and any questions you may have. If you live in the Evansville area and are interested in joining for part (or all) of the tour, please let me know.