Denver, IA  Christmas Tree Walk - Photo by G. Everding
Christmas Bird Counts
Dec 14, 18, 21, 25th
Join PRAS members for this annual tradition!
See details on Field Trips page.

Dec 14th:Bremer County
Dec 18th:Hardin County
Dec 21st:Cedar Falls-Waterloo
Dec 25th:Buchanan County

PRAS is proud to partner with the inspired citizens of Denver, IA as they complete the process of being named a Bird Friendly Iowa Community. Special events are scheduled for Denver on Dec 14th as citizens participate in the Bremer County CBC. 

If you want to brush up on ID tips for winter birds, join Candace Havely, PRAS member, at the Denver Public Library on Tuesday, Dec 10th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a short workshop: Basic Bird Identification - Xmas Bird Count Edition

Bald Eagle - Photo by Gary Everding, Bremer County

Trumpeter Swans-Waterloo   Click this link to hear their calls.  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

Bird-themed Podcasts
Episode #138 - Sixty Starlings
Episode #139 - 1,347 Birds
Episode #79 - John James Audubon (Artist in Landscape)

In the Sky: December 2019

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