Wednesday Morning Birding CANCELLED for Wed., Sept 19th. See Field Trips page for details about upcoming events.

Read, listen and learn about Bird Migration:
Fall migration is at hand...light pollution is perilous to migrating birds. Read this New York Times article to see what measures were taken during the recent 9/11 events that helped to save bird fatalities.

Here is a podcast from NPR titled Birdcast: Predicting Bird Migrations


Bird Food Fund Needs Replenished...
PRAS supports bird feeders at several different locations in the Cedar Valley including at Hartman Reserve, George Wyth State Park, Cedar Falls Visitor Center and Cedar Valley Hospice.  These bird feeders bring enjoyment to many people, plus we are feeding lots of birds of various species!  Any contribution is helpful.  Please send to:

Prairie Rapids Audubon Society
P.O. Box 682
Waterloo, IA 50704

You will receive a receipt acknowledging your monetary contribution via mail. All contributions are welcome and appreciated. Thank you!


PUT YOUR STAMP ON CONSERVATION - Buy Duck Stamps
Buying Federal Duck Stamps is among the simplest ways that anyone can participate in wildlife and habitat conservation. Duck Stamps are a required annual purchase for waterfowl hunters 16 and older, and a current duck stamp grants the bearer free entrance into any national wildlife refuge that charges an entry fee. But whether you are a hunter, birder or other outdoors enthusiast or you simply want to help preserve our natural resources for future generations to enjoy, you can contribute to conservation by buying Duck Stamps.

You may often purchase duck stamps at sporting goods stores that sell hunting and fishing licenses. Call your local post office and ask if they have duck stamps for sale.  You may also buy them online from the American Birding Association.

Information from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website for Duck Stamps. 

Have you contributed to our BIRD-A-THON campaign? It's not too late...contributions at any level are appreciated.

Our birders set a new record: 225 species observed! Click here to get a print-friendly PDF of the 2018 Bird-A-Thon pledge form. See photos below of some of the great species included in our 2018 count.
Common Nighthawk, Greenbelt Lake, May 9th - Photo by Mike Tompkins


Golden-winged Warbler, Hartman Reserve  Photo by Kenneth Heiar

Prothonotary Warbler at Hickory Hills Park   Photo by Kenneth Heiar

Prairie Warbler at George Wyth State Park  Photo by Tom Schilke
2018 Grant Project Funds Awarded
Your donations are working to make a difference to birds, people and habitats. See our Making a Difference page for more details.



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