Current Festival News

02/21/2018: IAS Priority Registration Opens February 25
IAS Priority Registration is opening soon.  Become an IAS member to get the special access code and registration link to register a week before anyone else.  Codes will be sent to IAS members at 7am on February 25.

02/05/2018: Fine Art Prints Now Available
The 2018 festival fine art print, produced by Kristina Knowski is now available in the online store.  The 2018 poster features a flying American Avocet, with a small flock of Willets behind it. Only 100 prints are made each year!

01/04/2018: Dune Birds in Art Submissions Now Online
Dune Birds in Art is returning for a second year.  This month long art exhibition features native bird species to the duneland area and is a juried art display.  Submissions and more info can be found here.

The entire schedule for the 2018 Indiana Dunes Birding Festival has been released today on the festival website.  With nearly 150 individual programs, trips, workshops, and events, this upcoming festival will be the biggest and best yet!

12/07/2017: Migration Marketplace Announced
Registration is now live for vendors interested in joining us for next year's Migration Marketplace.  The marketplace will take place both Fri and Sat, May 18-19.  Vendor applications can be found here.

12/05/2017: Join IN Audubon for priority registration
Indiana Audubon is wrapping up it's fall membership drive. IAS membership allows participants to register before anyone else!  In addition, you get a discount in registration.  When you join before December 10, you'll be entered into three great prizes, as part of the membership drive, including the Steiner Wildlife XP 10x44, valued at over $2,000!  Join today!

We're thrilled to release our newest website.  Created by John and Karen Lindsey, with Accent Signs and Graphics, we hope this new site will serve both our participants and our needs for many years to come.  With the release comes the first sneak preview to the upcoming keynote and headliners.  The full schedule will be released shortly!

The sun has set on another great Indiana Dunes Birding Festival! On behalf of the Indiana Audubon Society, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana Dunes State Park, and all of the partners, sponsors, and volunteers, we hope you had a great time. Let us know what you liked. A survey will be coming out soon as well. Mark your calendars for May 3-6, 2018!​

4/26/17: Sign up for Rare Bird Text Alerts!
Birders arriving for the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival can sign up to receive text and email alerts when rare and unusual birds are sighted in the Indiana Dunes area. These alerts are year round, and subscribers can join or leave easily. Get fast access to the latest rare bird sightings by joining at