Field Trips

Field trips will be announced on this page, at our PRAS meetings, in the PRAS newsletter, The Red Tail, and by email. Sightings may be emailed and/or posted on our social media.

Wednesday Morning Birding

We will attempt to be consistent with CDC and local guidelines in that MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCING will be in place. The birding will usually last two hours. Craig and Kris Rash are our leaders. People of all levels of birding experience are welcome and encouraged to participate. This is a good opportunity to familiarize yourself with birding hotspots in our PRAS counties. Binoculars will be provided if you need to borrow a pair. The sightings for each field trip will be posted on our social media. 

Please use your judgement as to whether or not to attend on a given day if weather threatens. Check your email and/or Facebook for cancellation notices from PRAS; however, the PRAS website may not be updated to reflect cancellations due to the absence of the volunteer webmaster. Call cell # 319 290 9832 only if absolutely necessary. 

April 7: 8:30 a.m. Big Woods Lake Cedar Falls. Meet at Big Woods south side parking lot. 

April 14:  8:30 a.m. Green Belt Lake (Martin Lake) Waterloo. Meet in the parking lot off Martin Road which is off Hwy. 63 in Waterloo.

April 21:  8:30 a.m. George Wyth State Park Cedar Falls. Meet at the Kiosk at east entrance to Park.  We will then drive to the bird blind parking lot at the far west side of the park.

April 28:  8:30 a.m. Riverview Recreation Area Waterloo. Meet in the parking area for Harold Getty Lake by driving east from Hwy. 218 on E. Mitchell Ave.

May 5:  8:30 a.m. Lower Hartman Cedar Falls. From Rainbow Drive, turn north on Oakland Ave two blocks.  Then turn right on Park Drive and continue to the lower level parking area.

Bird-A-Thon 2021
See details about this year's Bird-A-Thon events.

The species count sheet will be posted closer to our Bird-A-Thon week.

Two notable field trips during our Bird-A-Thon week will take place:

 May 7th: 4pm North Cedar Project in North Cedar Falls.
      Drive north on Center Street, turn east (right) on Cedar Street for one block and find parking for N.C.N.R.P.

 May 8th: Sweet Marsh near Tripoli. See "details" link above for more directions, etc.

Join us for our socially-distanced field trips to celebrate two of Iowa's newest Bird Friendly Communities...Cedar Falls and Tripoli!  Looking forward to seeing some great migrants and warblers galore!