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Birding Festival 2021

     Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 13th – May 16th 2021 at the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. 

      Start making plans for a return to #dunesbirding with the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, May 13-16, 2021. The 2021 event will be a hybrid/virtual event, with both in-person and virtual birding experiences, stretched over 4 days. Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us for some great spring migration in the Indiana Dunes.
     Birding in the Indiana Dunes is the best the state has to offer. With its rich biodiversity, varying habitats and miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the Indiana Dunes is a hotspot for migrant birds. The annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival is held to celebrate the dunes area’s various birding habitats and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education for visitors and residents to the Indiana Dunes region.

     Four-day registration is available for the entire event, or participants can register for the keynote dinner only online.  Registration and program information can be found at

     Over twenty partners have come together to make the festival a reality.  Additional signature sponsors include, Tropical Birding Tours, First State Bank of Porter, Chesterton Feed and Garden, Northwest Migratory Bird Association, Friends of Indiana Dunes, Dunes National Park Association, and Indiana Dunes Tourism. 

      In addition to the festival website, more information can be obtained at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, located at 1215 N. State Road 49, just south of the intersection of 49 and US 20 in Porter, Indiana.  Interested participants can also contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or the Indiana Audubon Society at 219-928-6905. 

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