Wednesday Morning Birding starts Sept 5th; see Field Trips page for details.

Swift Nights Out 
Sept 7,8,9th
Do you know where Chimney Swifts roost? Do you see them in your neighborhood? Help count Chimney Swifts during any or all nights of this event to contribute to research on Chimney Swift populations. See more info at this website and learn how you can send in your observations.

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. 

Northern Mockingbird   Photo by Kenneth Heiar

Yellow-throated Warbler - Black Hawk Park - Photo by Scott Garrett

 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!

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

Golden-winged Warbler, Hartman Reserve  Photo by Kenneth Heiar

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.

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