5th Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Registration Now Open 

PORTER, IN: Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 16-19 at the fifth annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.  This year’s event features nearly 150 individual trips, programs, and workshops.  The event is organized by the Indiana Audubon Society and includes both the Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes State Park as site hosts.

The four-day festival features guided field trips and car pool tours to view migrating birds within the dunes area, bird and nature related programs and workshops, live bird of prey talks, a native plant sale, and art instructional workshops for both new bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.  Evening events include special excursions for night birds, an art exhibition open house, and a family friendly “birds and brews” social event.  Saturday night will feature famed bird writer Laura Erickson who serves as contributing editor and columnist for Bird Watching magazine.

Early Bird registration began March 3 and offers basic registration for as low as $42 for the four days.  Daily and youth rates are also available.  To register, go to the festival website at: indunesbirdingfestival.com.

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 center’s information desk at 219-395-1882 or the Indiana Audubon at 219-928-6905. 

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