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Migrant Trap

Hammond, IN

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When to Visit:
January - Less ProductiveFebruary - Less ProductiveMarch - Most ProductiveApril - Most ProductiveMay - Most ProductiveJune - Less ProductiveJuly - Less ProductiveAugust - Second Half Most ProductiveSeptember - Most ProductiveOctober - Most ProductiveNovember - Most Productive
December - Less Productive

This small woodland provides some of the only habitat on this section of Lake Michigan for migrant woodland birds to rest.

Specialty Species:

Waterfowl:  Scan the lake for a chance at many species of waterfowl. 

Vireos:  Walk the trail through the woodland for a chance to see six different species of vireos during spring and fall migrations.

Thrushes:  Hike the trail for a chance to see Veery and Gray-cheeked Thrushes among the more common Swainson’s and Hermit Thrushes.

Warblers:  During spring and fall migration, walk the trail for a chance at many species of warblers.

Where to Bird:

Trails:  Hike the trails during the spring and fall for a chance to see many migrant passerines.

Beach:  Scan Lake Michigan from the beach for waterfowl.  Also check the beach for gulls and shorebirds.

Hours:

Dawn to Dusk

Fees:

None

Accessiblity:

One of the trails is paved making this location handicap accessible.

Trails:

There are trails throughout the property.

Non-birding Equipment Needed:

Lenght of Visit:

A half day is plenty of time to bird the property.

Map:

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Directions:

From the West:  Travel east on I-90/I-94.  Get off of the interstate at the Indianapolis Blvd./US-12/US-20/US-41 exit.  Turn left (south) onto Indianapolis Blvd./US-12/US-20/US-41. Turn right (south) onto Lake Shore Drive (there is a very large Horseshoe Casino sign at the corner).  After crossing over the railroad tracks and coming down the ramp, take the first right.  This is a complete U-turn.  You will then go back under Lake Shore Drive and enter the parking lot for the Horseshoe Casino.  There are 2 entrances to Migrant Trap.  The first is located just as you enter the parking lot and the second is at the far end of the parking lot.

From the East:  Take I-94 west towards Chicago, Illinois.  Take Exit 5B to Cline Avenue/IN-912 North.  Take Cline Avenue/IN-912 to US-41.  Turn right (north) onto US-41.  Take a left (west) onto Indianapolis Blvd.  Turn left (south) onto Lake Shore Drive (there is a very large Horseshoe Casino sign at the corner.  After crossing over the railroad tracks and coming down the ramp take the first right.  This is a complete U-turn.  You will then go back under Lake Shore Drive and enter the parking lot for the Horseshoe Casino.  There are 2 entrances to Migrant trap.  The first is located just as you enter the parking lot and the second is at the far end of the parking lot.

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