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Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, and Raptors are just a few of the many unique birds that call Noble County home. Want to know where the best spots to see these birds are and why Noble County is the best place to see them? Keep reading!

Why Noble County?

Noble County is home to three of Indiana’s 14 Bird Towns. Bird Town designations mean towns and cities take efforts to protect natural communities of birds, participate in natural resource management, remove bird hazards, and educate the public. You can visit the Indiana Audubon site for more information on these designations or visit Kendallville, Rome City, or Albion to see these towns in action.

Starting Your Birding Adventures?

Where Can I Go to Bird Watch in Noble County?

Acres Landtrusts– Noble County is home to six Acres properties that are open daily from dawn to dusk.

DNR Access Points– For a quiet lake view to bird watch, visit one of Noble County’s 29 DNR access points. These lake views give bird watchers a unique opportunity to see birds such as blue herons, sand cranes, and red-tailed hawks.

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center– Owned and operated by Goshen College, Merry Lea is home to over 1,000 acres of property with a variety of habitats that house various birds. These grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Use their trail map to ensure you stay on their designated paths.

Chain O’ Lakes State Park– Home to a variety of habitats, Chain O’ Lakes State Park is ideal for birders of all backgrounds. While exploring their many trails and lakes, be sure to stay on the designated paths.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site– Gene Stratton-Porter, Indiana’ most widely read female author, helped preserve the land around Sylvan Lake to house a variety of animals and species. Visit her cabin, walk the trails, and sit at the lake to get the best view of various native birds.


For more information about local birds and birding in Noble County, read Neil Case’s articles here.


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