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 summer hiatus

There may be an extemporaneous field trip announced over the summer. If so, we will post info here and send out details via email.

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.

03 April   8:30 am Big Woods Lake, Cedar Falls
10 April   8:30 am George Wyth State Park, Waterloo - Canceled due to weather.
17 April   8:30 am Green Belt Lake (Martin Lake), Waterloo
24 April   8:30 am George Wyth State Park 
01 May    8:30 a.m. Hartman Reserve - Lower section
08 May    8:30 a.m. Greenbelt Lake (Bird-A-Thon field trip) - Canceled due to rain.
10 May    8:30 a.m. Hartman Reserve (Bird-A-Thon field trip)
11 May    7:30 a.m. Sweet Marsh (Bird-A-Thon field trip)
15 May    8:30 a.m. Hickory Hills
22 May    8:30 a.m. Robinson Bird Sanctuary, Waterloo
29 May    8:30 a.m. Riverview Park, Waterloo

  • 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 or localized flooding may cause us to cancel or revise locations so be sure to check out our social media communications on a regular basis.