Great Backyard Bird Count: Feb 14-17th
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Short-eared Owl with vole at Sweet Marsh - late January   Photo by Tom Schilke

Things to read for your edification...

Documenting Penguin Decline in Antarctica

Migratory Bird Act Treaty Endangered: Letter to the Editor- New York Times
Decline in birds tied to non-native plants in yards

Varied Thrush Back In Cedar Valley
Varied Thrush in Buchanan County. Photo by Wendy VanDeWalle

Earlier in January a Varied Thrush was seen in Buchanan County and Butler County near New Hartford.

Find an injured bird or animal? Call: 319-277-6511

In the Sky: February 2020

Great Horned Owl - George Wyth S.P.  Photo by Stephanie Kleiner
Iowa's newest Bird Friendly Community: Denver, Iowa! 
Congratulations to the inspired citizens and city officials of Denver, IA as they successfully completed the process of being named Iowa's third Bird Friendly Iowa Community! PRAS is happy to be a partner and provide opportunities for citizen science and education as Bremer County is one of the six counties our chapter serves. 

Bald Eagle - Photo by Gary Everding, Bremer County

Trumpeter Swans-Waterloo   Click this link to hear their calls.  Photo and audio recording courtesy of Bill Schuerman.
Trumpeter Swans - Millers Quarry - Photo by Bill Schuerman

Notice anything under the owl? Look for the little pink foot...
Northern Saw-whet Owl - Photo by Alan Orr

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