Celebrate the migration of bird life through the Indiana Dunes region this May 17-20 at the fourth annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.   The four-day festival includes over 65 guided field trips and car pool tours to view migrating birds within the dunes area, over 50 bird related programs, from live bird of prey talks to species ID workshops, and special workshops for both new bird watchers and educators.  Evening events include special excursions for night birds, and a family friendly “birds and brew” social event on multiple nights.  The Saturday night keynote speaker is Greg Miller, who’s real life was portrayed in the Hollywood movie, “The Big Year.”

Registration for priority Indiana Audubon Society members starts February 25 and includes a special discount.  General public Early-Bird Registration beginning March 4.  Registration costs for the entire four-day festival run as low as $42 for adults and $29 for youth under 18.  Registration and program information can be found online at www.indunesbirdingfestival.com.