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Volunteer birdwatchers are needed at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to help with a scientific study called Project Feeder Watch. The national lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education has been a Feeder Watch site since November of 2016. Volunteers can help by identifying the birds visiting the Douglas Center’s feeder. Help is needed for three-hour blocks of time both in the morning and afternoon every Friday and Saturday through May 31, 2017. Please phone 219-395-1821 if you are interested in helping to collect this important data on our wild birds.
This project seeks to combine backyard bird watchers with the needs of ornithologists studying bird populations worldwide. Both beginning and expert birdwatchers are welcome to volunteer for this relaxing activity and to enjoy the diversity of the park’s wild birds.
The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller section of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/