Join the Cincinnati Bird Club and Jack Stenger for a trip to Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge and Ewing Bottoms in southeast Indiana. The focus of this trip will be waterfowl, winter residents and the thousands of Sandhill Cranes wintering in the region. Uncommon goose species like Snow Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose are possible as well as others more frequently seen in rural areas like Rough-legged Hawk and Purple Finch.
As far as our rigorous investigations can tell, the government shutdown should not impact birding access to the national wildlife refuge. In the event that it does, this trip will focus mostly on the Ewing Bottoms area. It is recommended that participants bring snacks or a lunch, as food opportunities may be limited.
We will meet at 8:00 am at the Tanners Creek Boat Ramp and then carpool to Muscatatuck. The Tanners Creek ramp is located along US 50 in between Lawrenceburg and Aurora IN. From Lawrenceburg, take US 50 past the Skyline and turn left at the stoplight before the Kroger. The address 260 South Tanners Creek Drive should work for google maps navigation.