Photo of Bald Eagles in Tree at Sunset courtesy of Jim Sullivan. Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) opened in 2010. Wabashiki is the Native Indian name for the Wabash River. The Wabashiki FWA contains 2,700 acres along the west bank of the Wabash River between Terre Haute and West Terre Haute. Most of the property is located within the Read more...
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 birding sites, Beverly Shores is practically unparalleled in both habitat Read more...
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, and because the site is generally less isolated by surrounding Read more...
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 and Jasper-Pulaski FWA, are better for large numbers of waterfowl, Read more...
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 line (Stateline Road) nearly bisects the lake. According to the Read more...
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 line on Lake Michigan. A virtual oasis of vegetation within Read more...
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 setting, while White Pine, Eastern Red Cedar, and other pines Read more...
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 Mine property is a reclaimed coal mine of 6000 acres Read more...
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 60 feet tall. These trees are fairly scattered, with a Read more...
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 Etna Green, Mentone, and Bourbon, and the Kiwanis Clubs of Read more...
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