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Christmas Bird Count at Indiana Dunes National Park 2022

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Date: November 25, 2022

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: On December 31st get outside and have fun helping with the Audubon Christmas Bird Count and make an important contribution to conservation. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition. Audubon and other organizations will use data collected in this longest running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and to guide conservation actions. 

Indiana Dunes National Park will be facilitating this count on Saturday, December 31 in the INDW birding circle.  The circle is located in the northeast parts of Lake County and the northwest parts of Porter County. Volunteer birders will be assigned a location within the circle for that day, or they can do counts at their home bird feeders.

Contact park ranger Christine Gerlach to register or learn more. She can be reached by email at e-mail us or by phone at 219-395-1885.  Count sign-up deadline is Monday, December 26.  

  The Indiana Dunes National Park is one of more than 400 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. 

Last updated: November 25, 2022

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1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


219 395-1882
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