Bird Tour to be Held This Week at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

April 13, 2017

 

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge along with the Oak Heritage Conservancy will host a birding tour on April 21st at 7:00am.
Meet at the Big Oaks office to join biologists for an opportunity to possibly see some rare migratory birds of Indiana. Cost is $3.00 per person after viewing the safety briefing video.
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge is considered a “Globally Important Bird Area”.
We are located four miles north of Madison, Indiana on 50,000 acres of a former Army munitions testing facility. Around 500 pairs of nesting Henslow’s sparrow call Big Oaks home during the nesting season. Henslow’s sparrows use the vast grasslands for nesting.
Cerulean warblers also nest high in the tree tops among 13,000 acres of forest habitat.
Over 120 species of birds nest at Big Oaks and some 200+ migrate through the refuge.
For directions to the refuge, please call or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/big_oaks
For more information about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
visit their home page at http://www.fws.gov