Check out the Sightings page and see some great pictures of birds recently seen by our members.

Hardin Co. Wetlands and Wildflowers Field Trip April 21st - Please RSVP to Tom.schilke@gmail.com
Wednesday Morning Birding is happening now--join us for our next field trip!
See the Fields Trip page for more details & for other birding opportunities.

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.

This cheat sheet for sparrow identification and others 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!




April 21st: Hardin County Wetlands & Wildflowers Field Trip
Spring migration is not to be missed at Hardin County's wetlands. A great variety of birds can be seen and nearby parks boast wildflowers. We will see them all on our April 21st field trip. Please RSVP to tom.schilke@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Let Tom know if you are bringing your spotting scope; we hope to have 5 scopes available for optimal viewing opportunities. See the field trips page for more details.


PRAS has helped fund observation decks at Pintail Wetlands. 

EARTH DAY
Sunday, April 22 Day At the Lake

Location: Big Woods Lake
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Hosted by Hartman Reserve Nature Center
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - South Boat Ramp -- FREE EVENT!

PRAS will lead bird walks at
1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm, plus we will have a table with information about bird-friendly initiatives available.


Hartman Reserve will provide kayaks, canoes, paddles, life jackets, fishing poles, and tackle so you can get out and explore the lake. Bring your own bait and fishing license for those fisherman over 16 years of age. 

 



BIRD-A-THON 2018 field trips announced
See the Field Trips page to see details about the Bird-A-Thon field trips and events that we will be hosting as we help celebrate Waterloo's designation as Iowa's first Bird Friendly Community.

Photographers...we are hosting 2 field trips especially for you! See details on the Field Trips page for the Friday, May 11th sessions. Join us as we share tips and ideas about bird photography. Share your tips with us! We will learn from each other! See a few examples of the fabulous photos taken by PRAS members below:
Common Loon Riverview Park  Photo by Tom Schilke


Golden-crowned Kinglet  Photo by Scott Garrett

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