Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society normally meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM.
ODD MONTH MEETINGS will be held in Porter County at the Indiana Dunes National Park Training Room at 1100 N Mineral Springs Rd, Porter. First Building on your right as you enter the parking lot.
EVEN MONTH MEETINGS will be held in Lake County at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve at 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond.
Birding field trips normally occur the 3rd Saturday of the month. Visit dunescalaudubon.org for more information.
COVID-19 Guidelines are ever changing. See the website and DCAS Facebook page for the latest program and trip updates. Programs are offered in person with limited capacity and online via the Zoom platform.
Marquette Park Shorebirds Program
Paul Douglas Center for Environmental Education
July 25, 2021. 11am CT.
Sammi King, Marquette Park Project Coordinator for Dunes-Calumet Audubon, will discuss the history of Marquette Park and its unique habitats. She will also talk about many of the shorebirds that use this location as an important stop during migration. The Lake Michigan shoreline is considered one of the most important flyways for many North American bird species, and the location of Marquette Park Beach at the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan produces a funnel-effect where many of these birds will stop at this location to refuel as they head to their next destination.
The Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society aims to inspire the members of the Miller community to get outside and see the shorebirds for themselves along with understanding the importance of this area for migrating birds. Birds play a critical role in healthy ecosystems, and it is crucial we protect their habitats and responsibly share the shoreline with them.