Registration Now Open for 2019 Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

(Photo provided, Indiana Dunes National Park)

Celebrate the migration of bird life through the Indiana Dunes region May 16-19 at the fifth annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival at both Indiana Dunes State Park and Indiana Dunes National Park.

This year’s event features nearly 150 individual trips, programs, and workshops.

The four-day festival features guided field trips and carpool tours to view migrating birds within the dunes area, bird and nature-related programs and workshops, live bird of prey talks, a native plant sale, and art instructional workshops for both new birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

Evening events include special excursions for night birds, an art exhibition open house, and a family-friendly “birds and brews” social event. Saturday night will feature famed bird writer Laura Erickson, who serves as contributing editor and columnist for Bird Watching magazine.

Online registration for the event runs through May 2 at indunesbirdingfestival.com. Registration can also be made the day of the festival. Daily and youth rates are also available.

The event is organized by the Indiana Audubon Society.