Red-headed Woodpecker at nest site (Photo: Bill Thompson, III)

Indiana Bird Watching

Birding Indiana

Indiana, according to the state motto, is the “crossroads of America.” Travelers from the East, Northeast, or even Southeast who go to Chicago or beyond cross Indiana. And, of course, travelers from Chicago or farther west going east also cross the state. People from Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario cross Indiana going to Florida—many of them to spend the winter and cross it again returning home in spring. Many birds, too, cross the Hoosier State when they migrate south in fall and again when they fly north in spring.
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