PRAS is making headlines! 
Read the Waterloo Courier's article about bird watching that was published last week: Birding Pushing Hobby to New Heights in Cedar Valley


BIRD-A-THON 2018 set new record: 225 species observed! 
Click here to get a print-friendly PDF of the 2018 Bird-A-Thon pledge form.
Late reports recently submitted to Craig Rash, pushed our species count over the 2017 record of 218 species. Well done PRAS birders!




Cape May Warbler - Sweet Marsh, May 12, 2018  Photo by Bruce Plakke

Scarlet Tanager-Sweet Marsh, May 12, 2018  Photo by Bruce Plakke

Common Nighthawk, Greenbelt Lake, May 9th - Photo by Mike Tompkins


Golden-winged Warbler, Hartman Reserve  Photo by Kenneth Heiar
Wednesday Morning Birding Continues
If inclement weather threatens, call Craig Rash at 319-984-5608 to verify that the field trip is still on.
See the Field Trips page for more details & for other birding opportunities. Then remember to check out the Sightings page to see some great pictures of birds and peruse the results of our field trips.

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.



Check out the sixteen new resources added on our Links page. The cheat sheets for warbler identification may be found there, along with new links for bird friendly strategies and a link to a Panama Fruit Feeder cam that will make you want to book a flight south!


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