The 2024 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 free access to afternoon presentations, headliners, migration marketplace, youth and family birding day, and free entry to the Indiana Dunes State Park. Field trips, most evening socials, and 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) at

Refund Policy

Refund requests can be processed via the registration system (Cvent) by individual attendees. Simply login using your confirmation code and use the "cancel" or "modify" options. 

2024 Refund Rates

  • March 1-March 31: Full refund minus 15% administrative fee
  • April 1-April 30: 50% refund
  • May 1 and after: No refunds will be given.

Refunds are issued to the original credit card payment. If cancelling/switching individual sessions only (and keeping basic registration for the festival) before March 31, full refunds of those sessions will be given. After March 31, refund rates will apply to all sessions and festival registration. IDBF cannot issue refunds for any voucher codes and/or compensated activities. For assistance with refunds, please contact us at

2024 Terms & Conditions
By registering for the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, you agree to the IDBF Terms and Conditions.

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.