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  • BEVERLY SHORES

    SITE DESCRIPTION Photo Credits: Ryan Sanderson, Indianapolis, Indiana – Herring Gull and Bohemian Waxwing; Beth Dixon, Hobart, Indiana – Common Yellowthroat and Gray Catbird Beverly Shores is a Dunes community located along Lake Michigan between Mount Baldy and the Indiana Dunes State Park. Although somewhat lesser known than other northwest Indiana read more

  • WHITING PARK

    SITE DESCRIPTION Whiting Park is a well-maintained 14-acre park that sits on the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Separated by less than 2 km along the lakefront, Whiting Park functions as a lakeside trap much like the Migrant Trap does. Yet because the cover at Whiting Park is less dense, read more

  • TIPPECANOE RIVER STATE PARK

    SITE DESCRIPTION Photo Credits: Summer Tanager – Photo by John Valesquez and Red-bellied Woodpecker – Photo by Mike Timmons; Examples of birds seen at the location. To examine the Waterfowl Area, park in the lot at the north end of the levee. Although other nearby sites, such as Winamac FWA read more

  • FORSYTH PARK / WOLF LAKE

    SITE DESCRIPTION Photo of Belted Kingfisher by Ryan Sanderson Forsythe Park and Wolf Lake are located on the northwest side of Hammond, Indiana. Historically the Wolf Lake area was part of a complex of shallow lakes, wetlands, and beach ridges and was directly connected to Lake Michigan. The Illinois-Indiana state read more

  • HAMMOND LAKEFRONT PARK

    SITE DESCRIPTION Photo Credits: Piping Plover and Clay-colored Sparrow are courtesy of Ryan Sanderson, Indianapolis, Indiana. Photos are examples of the birds that can be found at this location. The Hammond Lakefront Park & Bird Sanctuary, a 600-meter wooded strip of lakefront fill, lies within a kilometer of the Illinois read more

  • LINCOLN STATE PARK

    SITE DESCRIPTION Photo of Summer Tanager courtesy of John Valesquez. An example of the birds seen in Lincoln State Park. Lincoln State Park is composed primarily of mesic upland and bottomland forest dominated by eastern hardwoods–consisting of various oaks, hickories, maples, tulip, walnut, sycamore, elms and others–to create a deciduous read more

  • CANE RIDGE / GIBSON LAKE

    SITE DESCRIPTION Photo courtesy of Ryan Sanderson of a Merlin The entire Gibson property consists of about 6,000 acres of reservoir, ponds, and wetlands. Gibson Lake itself is a 3,000-acre cooling reservoir with a surrounding levee and a 2-mile-long breakwater down the center. Because the warm water discharge keeps the read more

  • BLUEGRASS FISH AND WILDLIFE AREA

    SITE DESCRIPTION Photo of a Northern Harrier courtesy of Ryan Sanderson, Indianapolis, Indiana. (Representative of birds seen in this location) The Sugar Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area office manages the Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife area. It is operating under reduced office hours. Call (812) 789-2724 before specifics. The Ayrshire read more

  • DUBOIS COUNTY PARK

    SITE DESCRIPTION Serving as the county fairgrounds, Dubois County Park is comprised primarily of woodlands, old field habitat, short mown grass, and two small lakes. The higher elevations support a woodland of fairly mature oak, hickory, maple, sassafras, sweet gum, ash, sycamore, beech, and tulip poplar–some trees standing at least read more

  • POTAWATOMI WILDLIFE PARK

    SITE DESCRIPTION Photo by John Valesquez of a Prothonotary Warbler (example of birds to find at location) Potawatomi Wildlife Park, located on the Tippecanoe River in Marshall County, is a 200-acre preserve owned and managed by Potawatomi Park, Inc., a private nonprofit foundation set up by the Lions Clubs of read more

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