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.
Sept 11 8:30 a.m.  Big Woods Lake  Meet in the south parking lot at end of Big Woods Road off E. Main St. in Cedar Falls. 
Sept 18 8:30 a.m George Wyth State Park  Meet at Kiosk on Wyth Road just inside east entrance off Airport Blvd.  Cedar Falls     
Sept 25 8:30 a.m. Hartman Reserve Lower Level  Start at Lookout Park and access Park Drive. Continue to lower level parking area on left side. Cedar Falls
Oct 2 8:30 a.m.
  Greenbelt Lake (Martin Lake)  Meet at parking lot on Martin Road.  Waterloo

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
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Florida in February?! - Join Big Bluestem Audubon's Field Trip, Feb 22-29, 2020

Six full days of birding the Everglades, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, Corkscrew Swamp and much more, with all of your hotels, transportation, entrance fees and tickets taken care of for you. Contact Rachel Clark for more information.