Category Archives: Birding

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Aukiki River Walk 2022

This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about the significance of the Kankakee River marsh, garner new members and help raise funds for our Collier Lodge restoration.  The 3rd annual Aukiki River Walk is scheduled for April 30, 2022. This is a self-paced hike, and you are welcome to start…

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Hiking the Indiana Dunes with Ron Seman

  To find out more about Ron Seman’s Hiking Adventures Watch  Ron’s Youtube Video    Hear More About Hiking Indiana Dunes on this Youtube Video; Hikers and Naturalists Will LOVE this Video with Indiana Naturalist Ron Seman talking about his Hiking Adventures at the Indiana Dunes! Learn about the the 2022 BioBlitz iNaturalist FREE App for…

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Nature Walks With Shirley and Friends

Shirley Heinze Land Trust announces two April dates for their “Walks with Shirley and Friends” hikes where local experts in their field will lead informational walks around northwestern Indiana nature preserves. Group sizes are limited to 15 hikers, and tickets are available for $25 each. On Saturday, April 2nd, expert birder Matt Kalwasinski will lead…

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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2022

Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 12-15, 2022 at the 8th Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The festival is a partnership with the region’s major environmental groups highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education…

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Outdoor Adventure Festival at Indiana Dunes

      Spend the weekend outdoors at the Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival, which will take place the first weekend in September 10th, 11th and 12th, 2021 throughout the Indiana Dunes Region. Packed with outdoor adventure opportunities.  Spend the weekend outdoors at the Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival, which will take place on September…

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Visit the Indiana Dunes State Park This Summer!

  Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches and more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Create your own latest and greatest tales from the dunes, such as the 3 Dune Challenge and lots of THINGS TO DO at the Indiana Dunes…

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New Improvements At Luhr Park – LaPorte

The LaPorte County Park Department has many new improvements and amenities at Luhr Park that is a must see.  So, bring the whole family and enjoy the outdoors at Luhr Park. This 94-acre park is located just south of LaPorte, Luhr County Park features 4 ecosystems, upland forest, wetland, prairie and stocked pond, open to…

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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…

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Shirley Heinze Fall Bird Count

Shirley Heinze Land Trust Bird Count with Indiana Audubon Society Brad Bumgardner at Walner Nature Preserve in Chesterton By Terry Bonace       A  group of skilled birders spread out to visit sixteen Shirley Heinze Land Trust nature preserves throughout Northwest Indiana. From Lake County to St. Joseph County, they were out looking for…

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Birding in the Miller Beach Area

    Late Fall and Early Winter are the Best times to find migrating Birds in Indiana’s diverse habitats that are home to over 400 documented bird species, making it the perfect place for a birding adventure. The birding experiences won’t disappoint, from the one-of-a-kind migration of Sandhill Cranes to Bald Eagles perched atop tree-tops.…

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