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.
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|
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