Category Archives: Lake Michigan

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Birding in Northwest Indiana

    If you are a Birding Enthusiast, Northwest Indiana is the place to be! Where else do you find a Four Day Birding Festival dedicated to just Birding? From the Indiana Dunes, to the Hammond Indiana Bird Sanctuary to the Kankakee Wildlife Preserve there’s plenty to see and do. There’s also the Weekly Birding Walks…

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White breasted nuthatch for bird watching hammond indiana

White Breasted Nuthatch Bird

by Carolyn A Marsh, Illiana Birds     A White-breasted Nuthatch showed up in the fall of 2016 at the Hammond Bird Sanctuary’s feeder station at the Hammond Marina and never left in Hammond Indiana. It appears to be a new sanctuary resident now as I saw it continuously through February 2017 taking sunflower seeds…

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maple sugar at indiana dunes national park

Maple Sugar Time at Indiana Dunes

With the last of the freezing nights and the beginning of sap flow, maple trees are tapped for their sweet sap which is boiled into delicious maple syrup. In the 1870s, Swedish immigrants Anders and Johanna “Kjellberg” bought 80 acres in Porter County, Indiana, to establish a modest family farm. They were the first of…

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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

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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brant goose spotted by birders in Hammond Indiana

Uncommon Brant Goose Visits Hammond Indiana

by Carolyn A. Marsh Reprinted from the WRite Stuff News Magazine, November 2016      An uncommon Brant Goose was with Canada Geese in the north basin of George Lake in Hammond. Alan Bruner and Rusty McIntyre discovered the goose on Sept 16.  Alan drives up from Marshall, Indiana to bird the lakefront every year…

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