Join Indiana Audubon and our birding partners for an exploration of the Indiana Birding Trail in 2021. #21in21 is your chance to visit some of the best birding sites in the Hoosier state. It’s also a chance to see great birds and make some memories along the way.

Download the #21in21 gamecard and visit 21 Indiana Birding Trail sites to be entered to win prizes at the end of the year. This can be 21 unique Indiana Birding Trail sites or the same one 21 times!


Just for participating, every person who completes the 21 in 2021 Challenge will receive a special Indiana Birding Trail limited edition patch and certificate. The deadline to submit your gamecard is December 15, 2021. Prizes include:

  • Vortex Viper HD 10×42 Binoculars
  • Indiana DNR 2022 Annual Entrance Permits
  • Indiana State Parks Mugs
  • 1 Year Subscription to Outdoor Indiana Magaine
  • Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2022 Registration for Two
  • Indiana Audubon Membership +T-shirt
  • Sassafras Audubon Prize Basket (valued at $50)
  • Dunes-Calumet Audubon Prize Basket (valued at $50)

Do you like birding with others!? Consider joining us for one of 21 Indiana Audubon birding trips. Each trip follows CDC recommendations and offers a great chance to delve into what makes each Indiana Birding Trail site worthy of designation. To register for any #21in21 hike, Visit Here.

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21 in 2021 Indiana Audubon Field Trip Calendar*

January 2Potato Creek Winter birding TripPotato Creek SPKristen Sweinhart
January 23Winter Eagle Watch Field TripSalamonie LakeApril Raver
March 6Geist Reservoir Waterfowl TripGeist ReservoirJonathon and Whitney Yoerger
March 13Summit Lake Waterfowl TripSummit Lake SPRichard Garrett
March 27Kankakee River Waterfowl TripKankakee FWAKim Ehn
April 17Wing Haven Spring Birding TripWing Haven Nature PreserveFred Wooley
April 24Eagle Creek Spring Warblers TripEagle Creek ParkRhiannon Thunell
May 15Youth and Family Day Birding TripIndiana Dunes SPMultiple Leaders
June 12Limberlost Swamp Field TripLimberlost Swamp Conservation AreaTerri Gorney
June 19Lincoln State Park Summer TripLincoln SPDavid Ayer
June 26Whitewater Memorial State Park Field TripWhitewater Memorial SPJeremy Proeschel
July 24McCormick’s Creek Field TripMcCormick’s Creek SPWyatt Williams
August 7Lakefront Shorebirds Field TripMiller BeachJulie Bonnema
August 21Birds and Butterflies Field TripMary Gray Bird SanctuaryShari McCollough
September 11Celery Bog Fall Warblers TripCelery Bog Natural AreaShari McCollough
October 16Stone Head Fall Sparrows Field TripStone Head Nature PreserveJeff Riegel
October 23Muscatatuck Fall Migrants TripMuscatatuck NWRDavid Crouch
November 6Jasper-Pulaski Cranes Field TripJasper Pulaski FWAKristen Sweinhart
November 20Late Fall Lakefront Birding TripIndiana Dunes National ParkBrad Bumgardner
November 28Goose Pond Late Fall Raptors Field TripGoose Pond FWAMark Welter
December 18Christmas Bird Counting at Mary GrayMary Gray Bird SanctuaryCarl and Amy Wilms

*Visit Events Page for specific registration release dates.

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