Category Archives: Birding

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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NwIndiana Features 7 Best Birding Sites

     Indiana’s diverse habitats 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. Luckily, the Indiana Audubon Society recently created the Indiana Birding Trail, featuring 64 great bird watching locations. …

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Endangered Species Found In Cedar Lake Indiana

     On July 2nd, 2020 Humane Indiana Wildlife received a call about two young chicks found in a window well in Cedar Lake, IN. Upon further communication with the two teens who found the chicks, it was determined the chicks were actually Virginia Rails, an endangered species in the state of Indiana. “When the finders…

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Recreation Opportunities In Northwest Indiana

During the Pandemic, the safest thing to do is visit an outdoor facility. Northwest Indiana has lots of places to visit. Now is a great time to discover a new adventure. Here’s Some Recreation Opportunities in Northwest Indiana. Hiking in Northwest Indiana These past several months have been challenging. Many of us have taken refuge…

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Hiking at Luhr Park – LaPorte Indiana

by Andie Renner-Miller A Hidden Gem – Luhr Park, La Porte County.      On a nice warm evening my husband and I decided to visit my favorite of the LaPorte County parks for a nice evening in nature. Luhr County Park has so much to offer. There is no fee to use this park…

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Gabis Arboretum is Open With FREE Entry!

Gabis Arboretum is NOW OPEN! From 8am – 7 pm daily, Admission is currently free, See below for more information Tired of being cooped up at home? Come visit! The arboretum’s 300 acres provide ample opportunity to explore nature while maintaining a safe distance from others. Bring a picnic, hiking shoes or find a comfy…

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Hiking at Sunset Hill County Park Valparaiso

   We did this hike at Sunset Hill County Park right after a huge 4 inch rain storm that fell May 15th, 2020 and did not encounter too much mud, only a few small pockets that we walked around. The Murray Woods Nature Preserve wooded area at Sunset Hill County Park was very surprisingly a…

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Indiana Dunes Open With Social Distancing

     Indiana Dunes National Park’s 50 miles of hiking trails remain open and can provide a safe space for exercise while social distancing and complying with the state’s Shelter-in-Place orders. While all park buildings, including restrooms, are closed until further notice, national park hiking and biking trails, parking lots and most beaches remain open.…

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