Indigo Birding Nature Tours

Indigo Birding Nature Tours

Indigo Birding Nature Tours




About Indigo Birding Nature Tours

Brown County is full of nature, and David Rupp, owner of IndiGo Birding Nature Tours, LLC, is ready to help you experience and appreciate it to the fullest. The unique combination of natural and human history found in these hills present a fascinating backdrop to the tours offered by IndiGo Birding.

Register for any tour by calling 812-679-8978 or emailing More info at

Kayak Tours
IndiGo Birding now offers guided kayak tours to Yellowwood Lake and the headwaters of Lake Monroe. IndiGo Birding provides the kayaks, paddles, life vests, and binoculars to make for a safe and enjoyable trip for beginning paddlers and experienced kayakers alike. Join a public tour or reserve a private tour for your family or friends. All trips are limited to seven people. Visit to learn more and/or make a reservation.

Birding & Natural History Tours
In addition, IndiGo Birding offers customized driving and hiking tours for groups and individuals. David will work with you to design a tour that meets your interests, schedule, and physical abilities. While many of the tours focus on the spectacular birds found in the area, other tours feature the history of the land as well as the wildflowers, trees, and other plants found here.

  • Yellowwood State Forest and Stillwater Marsh: These two areas are home to a wide diversity of birds, both migratory and resident. Depending on the season, tours can be designed to show you warblers and songbirds, waterfowl, bald eagles, or shorebirds. Often many of these birds are present, and David will help you to identify birds by sight and sound on all tours.
  • Story to Elkinsville: Take a trip back in time, learning about the history of this area from pre-settlement to current day. Surrounded by Hoosier National Forest and the headwaters of Lake Monroe, this tour can include lots of hiking and birding, or it can focus on stories and legends from a time gone by. In any situation, lunch at the Story Inn is highly recommended!
  • Brown County State Park: The largest state park in Indiana provides enough material for its own tour! Hike through beautiful Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve, marvel over the amazing fall colors, or enjoy a driving tour that gives you an in-depth appreciation and understanding of the park.

For groups of 5 or less, the cost is $50 plus $20/hour. The price will be negotiated on an individual basis for larger groups. Visit to learn more, or contact David at to see what tour is best for you!

Brown County Indiana: Escape Comes Naturally