Birding Factoids

393 species
in 48 families

28 of the 246 species 
endemic to 
North America are 
represented here. 
No state endemics
No USA endemics

    Indiana
    Hotspots
Checklist of Indiana BirdsLocal EventsTours and GuidesRare Bird AlertsSpeciality BirdsMap
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Indiana Specialities
(Pause your cursor on the photo to see the species name. Click on the birds for more info... )
Northern Cardinal - Indiana State Bird - Photo by J. A. Spendelow
Photo by J. A. Spendelow

Sandhill Crane - Indiana Dep't of Natural Resources

Courtesy of Indiana Department of Natural Resources
    Key to Icons....Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Management Area -
      its big claim to fame is in the fall from mid-October through November, when thousands of Sandhill Cranes make it a stopping-off point on their migration southwards. There are observation towers where you can look down on fields full of these huge (7-foot wingspan) birds, landing, taking off, standing around eating, and dancing. Best viewed just before dusk, itís spectacular.
    ....The Online Guide to Indiana Birding!  - by the Indiana Audubon 
      Society. This on-line guide is the result of many hours of volunteer effort by birders from all across the state. Look for more sites and bird information to be added as this project continues to grow. 
    ....Birding Hot Spots in Monroe County - from the Sassafras Audubon
      Society (Bloomington area). Monroe County offers excellent opportunities for birding; over 270 species have been recorded here.  This site lists seven sites in Monroe County and two sites in neighboring counties. 
    ....Favorite Places  - from the Sycamore Audubon Society. Each listing
      contains a description of the place and hopefully, directions that are clear enough to help you find it.
    ....National Wildlife Refuges  - Indiana - Map showing
      locations of all Indiana National Wildlife Refuges.
    ....The Mary Grey Bird Sanctuary - located in Fayette
      County near Connersville
    ....The Nature Conservancy of Indiana - preserve profiles
      provides a map which will lead you to a list of the nature preserves in the each of the Indiana counties.
    ....Potawatomi Wildlife Park - Potawatomi Wildlife 
      Park is a 200-acre complex that consists of fields, woodlands, ponds and wetlands and is bordered by the Tippecanoe River. The park is managed as a natural sanctuary for plants and animals of northern Indiana and provides educational activities for schools in the area, as well as areas for recreational activities such as hiking or bird watching for our guests. 
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Tours and Guides

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Local Birding Events

Song Sparrow - highest breeding density - Photo copyright Don DesJardin
Photo copyright Don DesJardin

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Rare Bird Alert

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North American Specialities in Indiana

Information derived from Sibley & Monroe checklists in Thayer's Birder's Diary - Version 2.5.
These counts will differ in minor ways from counts based on the ABA classification,
but an international checklist system was required to enable world-wide
country to country comparisons.These speciality birds may be uncommon, or extremely rare
at this location, or may only be present in migration. However, documented sightings of each species
noted below have been made in Indiana. Consult the Breeding Bird Survey or
Christmas Bird Count data on the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center website
to determine the "best" place to see each bird. Species printed in blue are endangered.


North American Endemic Specialities in Indiana - No USA Endemics

___ Bachman's Sparrow
___ Bewick's Wren
___ Black-headed Grosbeak
___ Bullock's Oriole
___ California Gull
___ Carolina Chickadee
___ Cassin's Sparrow
___ Ferruginous Hawk
___ Fish Crow
___ Harris's Sparrow
___ House Finch
___ Le Conte's Sparrow
___ McCown's Longspur
___ Mountain Bluebird
___ Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
___ Pileated Woodpecker
___ Prairie Falcon
___ Red-bellied Woodpecker
___ Red-shouldered Hawk
___ Ruffed Grouse
___ Say's Phoebe
___ Smith's Longspur
___ Spotted Towhee
___ Townsend's Solitaire
___ Trumpeter Swan
___ Tufted Titmouse
___ Western Grebe
___ Whooping Crane

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Links checked November 29, 2000