Wednesday Morning Birding in May
Weekly field trips are scheduled at various sites. See the Field Trips page for more information. 


Find Kip Ladage's blog on the Links page under the "Birdcams, Podcasts and Blogs" section.


Bird-A-Thon 2016: Species Observed
Click the "Species Observed" link to see the running total & names of species seen during our Bird-A-Thon campaign May 7th through May 14th.

Bird-A-Thon 2016: Report
The Prairie Rapids Audubon Society held its annual Bird-A-Thon from May 7 to May 14, 2016.  We saw a record number of species, 218 different ones, for the week. On May 9, Dave Eastman found a Harlequin Duck on the Cedar River in Waterloo that has gained the attention of birders across the state attention, and Kip Ladage saw a Cape May Warbler on the May 12 that can be viewed on his web page, ladagephotography.com.  Check our list (with the link above) for the birds found during the Bird-A-Thon. We thank all who participated in the Bird-A-Thon, especially those expert birders who spent many hours identifying and counting birds all over northeast, southeast and north central Iowa. Tom and Tommy Stone turned in a list with 205 sightings. Thank you Candace Havely, Francis Moore, Tom Stone, David Voigts and Dan Cohen, Craig and Kris Rash, and Linda and Joel Haack for leading the field trips during the week.  Thanks, Candace Havely, again for the development of the sighting spread sheet used in gopras to follow our weeks sighting activity. It was fun to follow the progression to our record 218 species.  This completed the first leg of our Bird-A-Thon.  The second leg is to receive individual contributions from our PRAS members and friends.


Bird-A-Thon Pledge 2016
Prairie Rapids Audubon Society 501(c)(3)
Click here to get a print-friendly PDF of the 2016 Bird-A-Thon pledge form.


Name______________________________________

Address____________________________________

E-MAIL____________________________________ 
(Your email address will only be used to send you Audubon information.)

Circle your pledge amount:  $.15     .25      .35     .50     1.00    Other $_______per species

                                               multiplied by the number of species  $________________

                                         or  One Lump Sum    $_______________________  

  Please mail your pledge (or check) to : Craig Rash
                                                               105 Woodland Springs Road
                                                               Denver Iowa  50622
                                                                                  
Make check(s) payable to:  Prairie Rapids Audubon Society and indicate Birdathon on the check.
Your Bird-A-Thon donation is tax deductible as PRAS is a 501(c)(3) organization.


Black-throated Green Warbler  Photo by Tom Schilke
Warbler Identification
Warblers are one of the most wonderful things about spring, but they can be tricky to identify. 

Learn how to identify these birds by using this Warbler Identification Guide which can help you learn to recognize these birds whether you see their faces, tails, or bellies! 


Try your skills at the Warbler ID Quiz...  The ID guide and quiz for warblers will be posted on the "Links" of this website for future reference. 

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