Beginning Birding Programs at National Lakeshore

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Date: June 1, 2017

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Join a ranger and fellow birding enthusiasts every Saturday morning in June for a Beginning Birding program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This leisurely hike will be offered from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the national lakeshore’s Great Marsh Trail. No birding experience is required. A spotting scope and binoculars will be provided. The program will start at the southern gravel parking lot followed by a short hike to the Great Marsh observation deck to look for herons, egrets, ducks, and other birds of the marsh. If you arrive late, simply hike to the observation deck to join the event.
The Great Marsh Trail south parking lot is located on Broadway Avenue, about one-quarter mile north of U.S. Highway 12, in Beverly Shores. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at and our Facebook page at

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. Check our Facebook page at

Last updated: June 1, 2017

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