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INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this at the fourth annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The festival is a partnership with the state’s major environmental groups highlighting the Indiana Dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education for visitors and residents of the Indiana Dunes region. The event is being organized by the Indiana Audubon Society and includes both the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park as site hosts.
The public is invited to check out the Migration Marketplace, held and on the grounds of the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. In 2018, the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Migration Marketplace features and expanded variety of bird and nature related items, optics dealers, birding crafts, bird travel info, apparel and bird feeding gear, and much more. Many of the 20 vendors will be offering special deals and discounts exclusively for the festival.
Thought the marketplace is free for anyone to attend, both single and four-day registration is available for the entire event for walk-in participants. Inquire inside the visitor center each morning of the festival to check availability. More information on the festival can be found at www.indunesbirdingfestival.com
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.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 417 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Up to 2 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.