#21in21: Late Fall Lakefront Birding Trip
November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
The Indiana lakefront can be a prime productive spot in late fall for an assortment of straggling migrants, rarities from the north and west, and simply a beautiful time to visit the Dunes without the crowds. Both the Indiana Dunes State Park and National Park can make up an entire day of birding, even in November.
This trip will focus on lakefront rarities and straggling migrants, including winter finches and possible lakefront waterbirds. Much of the morning’s birding will be dependent on weather conditions, but likely sites that will be visited on this carpool tour include Beverly Shores, Indiana Dunes State Park (entry fee required), Port of Indiana (photo ID required), and The Dunes National Park West Beach unit.
Participants should meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center parking lot (no restrooms likely) on Saturday, November 20 at 9am CT/10am ET. Participants will meet trip leader, Brad Bumgardner, and can contact before the trip with questions at [email protected] Registration is free for IAS members, and $10 for non-IAS members.
To comply with CDC recommendations, all IAS field trips until further notice will have the follow restrictions:
- All IAS trip participants must pre-register in advance for upcoming field trips
- All participants should utilize facial covering and/or social distancing during the field trip if not vaccinated
- All participants should plan on traveling separately rather than carpool during multiple location trips
All participants must read and agree to the IAS Field Trip Release to participate in IAS led events and trips. Field trips are free for IAS- Members and $10 for non-members. This trip is part of the 21 in 2021 Indiana Birding Trail Challenge. Find more #21in21 Hikes Here. We hope to see you there!