Youth and Family Birding Day at Indiana Dunes May 19
Indiana Ag Connection - 05/14/2018
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.