Juvenile Northern Cardinal - Photo by John McCormick


Photo Contest- Buchanan County Conservation Board, deadline: October 1, 2020

“Saving Prairies Can Save Grassland Birds”
by Doug Harr, President, Iowa Audubon
If you missed our Sept program: Watch recording Enter passcode: R?E3^BuX when prompted
Doug's presentation starts at around the 27:00 minute mark.

37+ zoom participants joined us for our inaugural virtual meeting. It was easy and fun and we hope you catch our next meeting in October when Anna Buckhardt Thomas, (DNR Avian Ecologist) will be talking about bird surveys.

Audubon Certified Ranches - Ranchers Saving Prairies & Grassland Birds

Learn more about the conservation ranch model that Audubon's Certified Ranch program promotes.

PRAS Board Members Re-elected
Ballots were cast electronically and all individuals were re-elected. Thanks to those who took the time to vote. See the list of your Board members on our About Us page.

Bird-A-Thon 2020 Update
211 Species Sighted!
Last call for donations...go to our Bird-A-Thon page to find a printable donation form or make a donation online by October 15th please. Your membership dues and donations support various education, conservation and research initiatives in our six-county service area. See the Making A Difference page to read the short reports and thank you notes for the grant funds awarded in Spring 2020.


Waterloo 1st City to Achieve Sustained Flight Status - Bird Friendly Iowa
Congratulations to the city of Waterloo who has now achieved the Sustained Flight status from Bird Friendly Iowa. "Your community's dedication to birds and the habitat they rely on is outstanding...The steps that Waterloo has taken to make it possible for people to engage in birding, to reduce threats to birds and to protect bird habitat is exemplary." - Carole Teator, Bird Friendly Iowa -  Excerpt from The Courier article written by Kelly Wenzel


Denver, Iowa-Bird Friendly Initiatives: 
Fall Birding by Gary Everding



In the Sky: September 2020
Of special interest will be the four brightest planets, all at nearly their best for viewing.
"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

Bird Migration 101: By Anna Buckardt Thomas, DNR Avian Ecologist. Anna is our featured speaker for October, so be sure to tune in.
This article provides multiple links to online resources. Watch online birdcams for various bird species around the world, learn bird vocalizations, brush up on identification skills, take the free webinar on how to use eBird, etc. 
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