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Wednesday Morning Birding Continues Through Oct 2nd
See details on the Field Trips page.

Birders needed for BioBlitz, Saturday, Sept 21st 

National Geographic, UNI and Orange Elementary will be hosting a BioBlitz on September 21!  The partnership of these organizations sponsoring this citizen science blitz is unique in Iowa. The first session of the day from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. will be a training session for anyone wanting to learn how to host a BioBlitz of their own. 

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the BioBlitz will be held where participants will observe and identify all species found on the Orange School grounds. From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. participants will debrief and share discoveries. Birders are specifically needed from 10 a.m. to noon, for the BioBlitz to help identify birds and to participate in the sharing of observations.

If you would like to participate, please email Stacey Snyder at  Binoculars will be available for those who need them. Anyone is also welcome to participate in the first session if they want to learn how to host BioBlitzes. 

PRAS Member Request: Anyone have a scope and/or tripod needing a new home?
If you have a spotting scope and/or a tripod that you are wanting to part with, one of our PRAS members is looking for those items. Contact Wendy VanDeWalle at

In the Sky: 🌟 September 2019

Confusing fall warblers...

Fall: Chestnut-sided Warbler  Photo by Bruce Plakke

Spring: Chestnut-sided Warbler  Hickory Hills  Photo courtesy of Bruce Plakke

Spring: Blackburnian Warbler  Photo by Bruce Plakke

Fall: Blackburnian Warbler  Photo by Bruce Plakke

Bird-A-Thon 2019 - 187 species seen!
Click the Bird-A-Thon link above to see the species observed and the total number reported.

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