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Stockbridge Audubon Society

Stockbridge Audubon Society
P.O. Box 13131
Fort Wayne, IN 46864

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About the National Audubon Society

Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.

Why we are called the "Stockbridge" Audubon Society

The club was named after Charles Stockbridge, a local postal worker and birder who was born about 150 years ago and became nationally known as an ornithologist. Click here to learn more about this most interesting man.

About Meetings

- When (how often), Where, What happens, What to expect.

Currently we are aiming for a spring and a fall meeting.  Traditionally our fall meeting is held in the Nature Center at Pokagon State Park, and some families make a day of it, enjoying the fall colors.  Most recently we had our spring meeting at Fox Island County Park, just southwest of Fort Wayne.  (We are open for suggestions for speakers!) Usually meetings last about an hour and leave time for questions.  Refreshments are served, a holdover from Depression Days when Audubon meetings served as sort of a "soup kitchen."

Families are welcome and encouraged.

About Field Trips

New members and people wanting to learn about birding should always feel welcome to come on bird trips. Most trips are in the spring and fall. Oh, the Christmas Bird Count is always a great experience.

Field trips are open to the public and beginners are welcome!

Keep in mind:

--arrive a few minutes early; we try to leave on time
--we car pool for out-of-town trips; please share gas expenses with your driver and have a full tank if you are willing to drive
--we can meet people at our destination or en route if arranged in advance
--return times are estimates, and are not guaranteed; you may return early if you drive yourself
--bring a sack lunch for all of the all-day trips except Lake Michigan, plus drinks and snacks for all trips
--dress for the weather. The Lake Michigan and Lake Erie shorelines in Oct. are often colder than inland, so bring plenty of warm clothes. Water-resistant shoes or boots are often useful for early morning dew, and comfortable walking shoes or boots are always a must.

Go to the Field Trip page for more information about weekly trips.

Download our Check List of Northern Indiana Birds in pdf
You can print this four page list that is easier to read fits on a clip board.

About Bird Counts

All members are invited to participated in these special events. A wonderful way to hone your skills and spend time with good friends. Newer members are matched with more experienced members to help build confidence and skills. Always great fun.

May Day Count
Our annual count to see how many birds are here for the summer months.

Christmas Bird Count
We are involved with the National Audubon's Yearly count during the month of December. It can be cold, but it is always fun.

Project Feeder Watch
A survey of birds that visit feeders in the winter. Sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

How to become a Member

We invite you to join with us in exploring the beauty of the natural world in the wonderful diversity of Northeast Indiana and beyond . . . and to open a wider window on the world of nature through National Audubon and links to similar interests. We work to promote your concerns where they count most -- right here at home!

Audubon membership is open to all upon payment of annual dues. With one fee you become a member of the National Audubon Society and your local chapter. Click below to become a member.

As a member, you will receive the beautiful and informative Audubon magazine and our chapter newsletter. You add your voice to that of nearly 600,000 other Americans who are dedicated to maintaining and restoring our environment. We welcome your inquiries about current programs.

1. Click here to go to a page that will show you how to join. - Print form

2. Click here to join directly from the National Audubon Society - Join Online

Stockbridge Directors & Officers

Gary Tieben, President


Julie Henricks, Vice President


Dave Reichlinger, Treasurer


Dick Hurley, Secretary


Jim Haw, Director, Field Trip Coordinator


Peter Hurley, Director


Roger McNett, Director & Web Page


Sandy Schacht, Director


Art Eberhardt, Director


Valerie Pelz , Director


Warren Mead, Director


Terri Gorney, Director & Program Chair


Elizabeth Noll, Director

Lynnanne Fager , Director 765-251-5547
*Ed Powers, Membership 638-4291
*Cynthia Powers, Newsletter Editor 638-4291

Most numbers are in the 260 area code and in the Fort Wayne calling zone.

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