When the idea for this project was beginning to gel I wrote my emerging thoughts here and here. It’s been about a month and it’s time to get started in earnest. I would love for you to be part of the project.
Here’s what you can do to help get the ball rolling:
- If you have an experience or story with a bird in urban Indianapolis, contact me and we’ll set up an interview. The interview is painless and should not take a lot of time. We will discuss the project, fill out some simple paperwork, take a few photos and chat about your experiences with Indianapolis birds. Your experiences do not need to be unusual. Simply having a favorite bird may be enough.
- Let folks know about the project. In order for this project to be a success I must reach a variety of folks with a variety of backgrounds and a variety of stories. Post notices on your Facebook. Tweet about it. Talk to birdy (and not so birdy) friends and neighbors.
- Visit this blog often and keep track of progress.
Look for birds in urban Indianapolis. It’s spring migration time and a wide variety of interesting and beautiful birds are passing through.
There are some great ways to become involved with Indianapolis area birding:
- IndyParks offers birding walks.
- Amos Butler Audubon Society offers trips and monthly educational meetings.
- Indiana Audubon Society offers outings and trips.
- Hamilton County Parks offers bird walks and educational programs.
I’m sure that there are others, but these are the programs that I know about today. If you know of others, please share them here.