Michigan City, Indiana
Birding in the Indiana Dunes is the best the state has to offer. With its rich biodiversity, varying habitats and miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the Indiana Dunes is a hotspot for migrant and resident birds. The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival is an event designed to celebrate the dunes area’s various birding habitats and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education for visitors and residents to the Indiana Dunes region.
The entire festival checklist can be found right here. We found 187 species of birds during the festival!
For accommodations, there are several hotels in the vicinity of the festival and camping at the Indiana Dunes State Park Campground and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Dunewood Campground.