Birding Indiana

Indiana, according to the state motto, is the "crossroads of America." Travelers from the East, Northeast, or even Southeast who go to Chicago or beyond cross Indiana. And, of course, travelers from Chicago or farther west going east also cross the state. People from Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario cross Indiana going to Florida—many of them to spend the winter and cross it again returning home in spring. Many birds, too, cross the Hoosier State when they migrate south in fall and again when they fly north in spring.
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  • Indiana Birding & Nature Festivals

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BWD Festival Finder

During the peak of bird migration, there's nothing more exciting than attending a birding festival. The birds are spectacular and the people are great. If you haven't tried a festival yet, this is a must-do for next season! Use BWD's Birding and Nature Festival Finder to help you select from the many available in special areas all over the country.
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  • Indiana Birding Hotspots

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Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton, IN. Photo by Lori McCallister / Wikimedia.

Ten Bird Watching Hotspots in Indiana

Every state has its top hotspots. Here are ten that we picked out for Indiana. Your Top Ten list may vary, but it doesn’t matter as long as we all get to go birding, right?
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  • Birds of Indiana

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Male bobolink. Photo by Brian Henry.

10 Highlight Birds of Indiana

Here are ten bird species that make birding in Indiana exciting and special. Of course there are hundreds of other species to see, so don’t stop with just these ten!
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