Birdwatch, build bluebird boxes, see live bird banding and more at a
special youth and family birding day at Indiana Dunes State Park on May 19.
The day is part of the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, a celebration of
the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region, May 17-20.
The youth and family birding day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
nature center. All activities are free after paying the standard park
admission fee of $7 per in-state vehicle or $12 per out-of-state
vehicle. Participants who have already registered for the Indiana Dunes
Birding Festival will not be required to pay the admission fee.
Every participant will receive a free grab bag full of birding guides
and goodies. Additional activities include hourly intro-to-birding
hikes, bird identification quizzes with prizes.
The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival is a partnership with the state’s
major environmental groups highlighting the Indiana Dunes area’s rich
biodiversity and birdwatching opportunities. The event is organized by
the Indiana Audubon Society and includes both the Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park as site hosts.
More information on the festival is at indunesbirdingfestival.com.
Indiana Dunes State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2980.htm) is at 1600 North
25 E. Chesterton, 46304.