The beautiful Prothonotary Warbler can be found at Muscatatuck NWR and Beanblossom Bottoms during spring and summer.
More information about Muscatatuck tours

The beautiful Prothonotary Warbler can be found at Muscatatuck NWR and Beanblossom Bottoms during spring and summer.
More information about Muscatatuck tours

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IndiGo Birding Nature Tours

Welcome to IndiGo Birding Nature Tours, your personalized guide service to the beautiful outdoors in south-central Indiana and beyond! My name is David Rupp, and my goal is to provide you with a memorable tour experience that increases your understanding and appreciation of our natural world. Whether you are a visitor or a local resident, there is a place waiting to be explored!

I’m currently helping to raise money for the Community Kitchen of Monroe County, our local kitchen that provides nutritious meals for those in need. Everyone is welcome to participate by finding birds on an identification sheet and getting sponsors. Find all the details plus the ID sheets on the IndiGo Birding Nature Tours Facebook page or at the Community Kitchen’s website. You can sign up for the free bird walks below. Let’s see how much money we can raise!

***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have changed a few procedures to keep tour participants as safe as possible. We will meet at the tour site for all tours instead of giving the option of meeting in Bloomington to ride with me. I sanitize all “high-touch” equipment (kayak paddles, seats, binoculars, etc.) between uses. I encourage you to contact me about the possibility of creating a private tour instead of joining a public tour. That being said, let’s get outside and explore Indiana together! Thanks for your support, and stay well.***

Indiana is home to an amazing array of nesting and migrant birds, and IndiGo Birding Nature Tours offers trips to some of the best locations for finding these birds: Yellowwood State Forest, Lake Monroe, Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, and many other local forests, preserves, and parks. Besides birding tours, I offer guided kayak trips to the most scenic and beautiful places in Indiana.

I invite you to explore this site… I’m sure there will be something that appeals to you. Young or old, expert or beginner, come join me for an adventure!

Upcoming Public Tours

Most public tours fill out quickly.  Call or e-mail David Rupp today with questions or to register!

Private Tours

Most tours can also be customized for your own group.  Call or e-mail David Rupp today to schedule your private tour!

Lake Monroe

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Lake Monroe is a hotspot for bald eagles and has public recreation areas on all sides. It’s a great place to find migratory birds in almost any season.

Kayak Tours


Guided kayak tours are now available! Destinations include Yellowwood Lake and the headwaters of Lake Monroe. Experience the best of Indiana by kayak.

Brown County

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The hills and ravines of Brown County host beautiful warblers and other songbirds, while also offering hikes, history, and charm.

Goose Pond FWA


The premier birding destination in Indiana! Come learn about this recently restored wetland that attracts cranes, pelicans, eagles, owls, and more.

Muscatatuck NWR

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Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge is a great year-round birding destination because of the wide range of habitats that are easily accessible.

Yellowwood State Forest

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Yellowwood is one of the best spots in the Midwest for resident AND migrant warblers. See how many species we can find in a day!