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 
Last spring we averaged over 16 birders per outing. The sites for this fall's field trips have been picked because of ease of access and anticipated shorebirds/warblers/sparrows that may be migrating. At this time this schedule is firm but check the website on Tuesday before the event to learn of any last minute changes.

Contact Craig or Kris Rash for further details at  Generally our field trips last about 2 hours in duration.

Oct 25th: 8:30 am  To Be Determined

Other Birding Opportunities

Iowa Ornithologists' Union Events
Join the IOU for the fall meeting in Dubuque, Nov 10th-12th.  
Online registration is open now. Migrating waterfowl, gulls, eagles and other birds of the Mississippi Flyway will be target species for the field trips. 

Amar Ayyash from the Illinois Ornithological Society will be the featured speaker on Saturday nightpresenting an engaging talk on a topic that befuddles a lot of us birders...gull identificationSojoin us as Amar shares his expertise in a presentation titled,"Learning Gull Identification - Demystifying the Mysterious".

You need not be a member of the IOU to attend...the spring and fall meetings are a great way to go and check out this great organization and see what they are all about. And if you do attend, you will see many familiar faces as PRAS generally has the most members of any Audubon chapter present at the IOU meetings. Plus, our own PRAS Treasurer, Francis Moore, is the current reigning President of the IOU. So, consider attending the meeting since it is being held up in our neck of the woods! 

Past PRAS Field Trips - Fall 2017
See the Sightings page for details.

Oct.   18  No field trip took place this week.
Oct.   11 
Big Woods Lake, Cedar Falls, IA
Oct.   04 Greenbelt Lake, Waterloo, IA
Sept. 27 Hickory Hills, Tama County
Sept. 20 Prairie Lakes, Cedar Falls, IA
Sept. 13 Washington Access Trail - Waterloo, IA
Sept. 10 Babcock Woods - Part of Prairie Fun Day activities sponsored by Bremer County
Sept. 09 Swift Night Out - Denver
Sept. 06 George Wyth Park