Northwest Indiana Birding Sites

Birding the Northern part of Indiana brings you to the Lake Michigan shoreline (Indiana's only National Park), the Indiana Dunes State Park, as well as many great County Parks and Fish & Wildlife areas. Over 360 species of birds have been logged along the shore of Lake Michigan in Indiana. The north-south orientation of the lake creates a funnel effect in the fall, as birds migrate along the east and west shores. In the spring, birds pile up on the southern shore, hesitant to fly over the lake. For migrant songbirds, the dunes are an oasis for fueling up before continuing along the lake into Wisconsin and Michigan. 

Click one of the location links below or browse the interactive Google Map for specific site information.

Bendix Woods County Park

Beverly D. Crone Restoration Area

Grant Street Marsh

Hammond Lakefront Park

Indiana Dunes National Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area

Kankakee Fish And Wildlife Area

Kankakee Sands Nature Conservancy


Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area

Marquette Park & Miller Beach

Michigan City Harbor

Potato Creek State Park

Prophetstown State Park

Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

St. Patrick's County Park

Tippecanoe River State Park

Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife Area