Christmas Bird Count 2023

See the Field Trips page for details as to how you may participate by joining us  You must contact Francis Moore if you wish to help. See maps for the Bremer County count circle and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls count circle.

In the Sky: Dec 2023
Here is what will be happening in the sky during December. 
 I am also attaching a picture from the Stellarium planetarium program that shows what the sky of April 17, 6 B.C. would have looked like just after dawn.  Of course, at that time, the planets would not have been visible.  This projection was used to show the location of Mercury and Mars. Enjoy. Merry Christmas. David Voigts

Sandhill Crane @ Ham Marsh - Overall Winner Buchanan Co. Photo Contest
Congrats to the photographer...PRAS Board Member Tom Moon!

Composite photo with 0.05 seconds between each position. Photo by John McCormick. 

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Song on a Wire - Wikimedia Commons
Bird Flight Patterns and Music Concert Program
You are now able to access the online concert video and curriculum (see link and password below-posted with permission by the copyright holder).
The link provides the full concert video and online curriculum with activities, lessons, extra musical performances, composer interviews and educational games. 
This resource will remain active through June 2022 (for one year), so utilize it for your programs, personal edification working with your children or grandchildren to teach them about music and birds!

Password:  BFPMC  (case sensitive)


Find an injured bird or animal? Call Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project 319-277-6511

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