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
  • These weekly outings begin at 8:30 am and generally last two or more hours. 
  • Craig and Kris Rash are our leaders. 
  • People of all ages and levels of birding experience are welcome! 
  • Learn about the birding hotspots in our PRAS counties. 
  • Binoculars will be provided if you need to borrow a pair.
  • Sign up for emails using the form on the "About Us" page to receive messages about field trips. 
  • Weather conditions may cause us to cancel or revise locations; check our social media communications on a regular basis.
Oct. 23 8:30 a.m. Greenbelt Lake (Martin Lake)
Meet in parking lot. If inclement weather threatens, this field trip may be cancelled.

Past Field Trips
See what you missed by consulting the Sightings page and plan to join us in the future!
All levels of birders are welcome! These field trips are a great way to explore Waterloo, Iowa's first Bird Friendly City, and other popular birding hotspots in PRAS's six county service area.

Sept 4  Robertson Bird Sanctuary, Waterloo
Sept 11 Big Woods Lake, Cedar Falls
Sept 18 George Wyth State Park
Sept 25 Lower Hartman Reserve
Oct 2 Greenbelt Lake - Cancelled due to weather.
Oct 9 Hickory Hills
Oct 16 Prairie Lakes