For immediate release: August 6, 2018

Birding Crash Course at Pokagon State Park September 9

Indiana Audubon is holding a special beginning birding workshop in partnership with Pokagon State Park on September 9.  The workshop begins at 1pm and will be both inside and outside during the three-hour course.  The workshop will be led by Indiana Audubon Executive Director, Brad Bumgardner and takes place in the Pokagon State Park nature center auditorium.

The Indiana Birding: Crash Course is an introductory and interactive series being offered statewide to introduce nature enthusiasts to bird watching.  The workshop will include a look at birding opportunities around the state, a look at the history of birding, important bird areas in Indiana, purchasing and using binoculars, and an introduction to the common birds of Indiana.

Registration for the workshop is $20, with discounts available to Indiana Audubon Society members.  Snacks and refreshments will also be offered.  Registration is on the events page at

For more information about the workshop, call Brad Bumgardner at (219) 928-6905.  Pokagon State Park is located at 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola, IN 46703. To learn more about the Indiana Audubon Society and to search for programs near you, visit them on the web at


 Media contact:

Brad Bumgardner, Executive Director.  (219) 928-6905. [email protected]


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