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.

Christmas Bird Counts 2018-19
See details on our home page.

Thursday, Dec. 20th: Hardin County - Call Mark Proescholdt at 641-496-5219 for information.
Saturday, Dec. 22nd: Cedar Falls-Waterloo
Buchanan County count is yet to be announced. 
Other Birding Opportunities

See other Iowa Christmas Bird Counts listed on the Iowa Ornithologists' Union website.


MLK Day Field Trip - Jan 21, 2019

This year’s annual Martin Luther King Day field trip will be held on Monday, Jan. 21 with Calkins Nature Center in Iowa Falls as our first destination point.  A new addition houses an extensive collection of local Native American artifacts as well as new natural history displays that compliment many other historical items displayed throughout the center.

We can watch birds from inside or walk any number of trails weaving through various habitats within the 79 acre reserve.  New live animal and herp displays, too.

8:00 a.m. - leave parking lot at Blaine’s Farm and Fleet in Cedar Falls
9:00 - Arrive at Calkins
11:00 - bird our way to Ackley
Noonish - Lunch at Pizza Ranch in Ackley
Afternoon - bird roads to Pine Lake State Park
Pine Lake  - check hot spots
4:00 p.m. home by dark

RSVP to or 319-232-8199 (kids welcome, too)

page for updates.