Field Trips

Field trips will be announced on this page, at our PRAS meetings, in the PRAS newsletter, The Red Tail, and by email. Check out the Sightings page after each field trip to read about our observations.

Wednesday Morning Birding is on hiatus; see you next fall!

Other Birding Opportunities
Iowa Ornithologists' Union Events

Big Bluestem Audubon Society - Texas Trip - November 2017
Birding trip to the Lower Rio Grande Valley and Gulf Coast of Texas!!! 
Big Bluestem Audubon Society (BBAS), based in Ames, IA, is excited to be leading a birding tour of the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) and Gulf Coast of Texas that will include six full days of subtropical birding. The LRGV is one of the elite birding hotspots in the United States, with some species that are seen nowhere else in the United States, that every true birder needs to visit at least once. See more details on the BBAS website's calendar of events

Past Field Trips 2017:See the Sightings page for a list/summary of the birds we saw.
April 5th: Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls 
April 12th: George Wyth State Park
April 19th: Hickory Hills County Park
April 26th: Waterloo-Greenbelt Lake (Martin Lake)
May 3rd: Lower Level Hartman Reserve (Shirey Way Trail) - Hooded Warbler seen!
May 10th: Fontana Park, Buchanan County
May 11th: Prairie Lakes, Cedar Falls - Black-billed Cuckoo seen!
May 12th: Geo.Wyth SP, Canfield area - Common Loon spotted.
May 13th: Sweet Marsh - 100 species sighted!
May 14th: Babcock Woods, Waverly

May 15th: Greenbelt Lake
May 16th: Hickory Hills
May 24th: Robinson Bird Sanctuary, Waterloo
May 31st: North Cedar Natural Resource Project, Cedar Falls