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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, Indiana Dunes SP
Start Date: 5/6/2017 All Day
End Date: 5/6/2017
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Event Description:
Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 4 to 7 at the 3rd annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.  The festival is a joint partnership with the region’s major environmental groups highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education for visitors and residents to the Indiana Dunes region.  The event is being organized by the Indiana Audubon Society and includes both the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park as site hosts.

This growing four day festival now includes nearly 50 guided field trips and car pool tours to view migrating birds within the dunes area, a vendor marketplace, over 30 bird related programs, from live bird of prey talks to species ID workshops, and special workshops for both new bird watchers and educators.  Evening events include special excursions for woodcocks and whip-poor-wills, and a family friendly "birds and brews" social event on multiple nights.

General early bird registration begins February 22.  Registration costs for the entire four day festival run as low as $59 for adults and $45 for youth under 18.  Registration can be found online at  

Thirty partners have come together to make the festival a reality.  Additional signature sponsors include Chesterton Feed and Garden, Northwest Indiana Migratory Bird Association, Tropical Birding Tours, Accent Signs and Graphics, and Starin Marketing.

In addition to the festival website, more information can be obtained at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, located at 1215 N. State Road 49, just south of the intersection of 49 and US 20 in Porter, Indiana.  Interested participants can also contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or the State Park Nature Center at 219-926-1390.  Visit the park’s on the web at or
Location Information:
Indiana Dunes State Park  (View Map)
1600 N. 25 E.
Chesterton, IN 46304
Phone: (219) 926-1952
Contact Information:
Name: Brad Bumgardner
Phone: 2199261390
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State calendar classification:
  • Residents
  • Visiting and Playing
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  • Natural Resources, Department of

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