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The 2023 festival registration will open March 1 at 10am CT for Indiana Audubon members and March 3 at 10am CT for the general public.

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All basic registrations include full access to all festival presentations, headliners, evening socials, migration marketplace, youth and family birding day, and free entry to the Indiana Dunes State Park.  Field trips, Saturday night keynote presentation, and certain workshops require additional fees.

Youth rates are for individuals 17 years and younger. Contact the bird festival planning team for group rates (10 or more participants registered together)

Need-based Scholarships

The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Stewardship Fund offers need-based scholarships for people to attend the festival. Applications are open year round and are reviewed on a rolling basis after January 1 of each festival year.

Click here for the scholarship application. 

2023 Terms & Conditions
By registering for the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, you agree to the IDBF Terms and Conditions. Refund requests must be sent in writing. Refunds postmarked on or before March 26, 2023 will be fully refunded less a $25.00 administrative fee. Refunds postmarked on or before April 21, 2023 will be refunded 50% less a $25.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after April 22, 2023.  Refund requests are to be sent to or Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, PO Box 820, Chesterton, IN 46304.

COVID-19 Policy
Please note that the IDBF is continually monitoring the situation regarding (COVID-19). Any changes to the festival will be announced immediately. Please refer to our cancellation policy should you wish to cancel your registration before the refund deadline.