Photo by Allen King

Some of the best birding in our region happens on private property – sometimes right outside our own backdoors – and unfortunately we can’t tell you about those locations. But here is a sampling of some of the public sites in East Central Indiana that typically offer good birding. If you know of other places in our region that should be listed, please contact us.

For places to bird throughout Indiana, we highly recommend the Indiana Audubon Society’s interactive Indiana Birding Trail. A checklist of Indiana birds and other tools and tips for Indiana birders are also found at, under “Bird Resources.” You can study up on our state’s birds, too, with The Birds of Indiana, a CD that provides text and photos of all 409 species of birds known to have occurred in Indiana.

Birding in Our Area