About IndiGo Birding Nature Tours

IndiGo Birding Nature Tours offers a variety of bird-related tours to regional destinations in Indiana and Chicago plus international tours to Belize. We offer all-day birding trips, multi-day adventures to shorter natural history hikes in the nearby forest. We plan to add more international tours in the coming months and years, including Costa Rica and Puerto Rico so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out on our latest epic birding vacations.


Meet David & Beth Rupp

David and Beth Rupp are a husband and wife team. David serves as a birding guide and tour operator while Beth works part-time behind the scenes handling logistics and planning the tours.

Currently, the Rupps live most of the year in Chicago while returning in the summer to Bloomington, Indiana, where they lived from 2006 to 2022. When not traveling or leading multi-day tours, David offers day trips near home… both in Chicago (and the Indiana Dunes) and Bloomington. Be sure to check the calendar to see if David is available for tours when you are in the area.

David worked as an environmental educator, field biologist, Audubon chapter president, and bird population researcher before starting IndiGo Birding Nature Tours in 2013. His goal is to connect people with nature by sharing the wonder of the world of birds. He strives to meet people wherever they are in their birding journey, providing a memorable experience that both heightens their knowledge and skills and leaves them wanting to come back for more!

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