Mark your calendars to join us May 13-16, 2021 for the 7th annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.  

Things will look different as we move to a hybrid/virtual festival, with birding opportunities both in-person and live streamed in your home.  The full 2021 schedule has been posted and registration begins March 11 for IAS.

2021 Festival Keynote: Scott Weidensaul
A World of Wings: Migratory Birds on a Changing Planet
Saturday 6:00pm – 8:00pm / LIVE STREAM 
Even as scientists make astounding discoveries about the navigational and physiological feats that enable migratory birds to cross immense oceans or fly above the highest mountains, go weeks without sleep or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch, humans have brought many migrants to the brink. Based on his forthcoming book “A World of Wings,” author and researcher Scott Weidensaul takes you around the globe — with researchers in the lab probing the limits of what migrating birds can do, to the shores of the Yellow Sea in China, the remote mountains of northeastern India where tribal villages saved the greatest gathering of falcons on the planet, and the Mediterranean, where activists and police are battle bird poachers — to learn how people are fighting to understand and save the world’s great bird migrations.

In Person Headliners outside in the Migration Marketplace!

Festival Headliner: Dr. Ken Brock
Amazing Birding in the Indiana Dunes
Thursday 11:30am – 12:30pm / Indiana Dunes Visitor Center


Festival Headliner: Hannah and Erik Go Birding!
The Birds Don’t Know They’re Special!
Friday 11:30am – 12:30pm / Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Festival Headliner: Marc Kramer and Eliana Ardila Kramer
Birding by Bus: Where Van Life Meets Birding
Saturday 11:30am – 12:30pm / Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Festival Headliner: Adriaan Michiel Dokter
3 Billion Birds Lost: A Biodiversity Crisis
Sunday 11:30am – 12:30pm / Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

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