Field Trips

Field trips will be announced on this page, at our PRAS meetings, in the PRAS online newsletter, The Red Tail. Binoculars will be available for those who may need them. Birders of all skill levels welcome! Notices about cancellations due to weather will be emailed and/or posted on our social media.


PRAS Field Trip Locations
If we don't have a specific field trip scheduled, feel free to go and explore on your own at these locations that we typically visit during our group field trips. If you want to lead a field trip, email Craig and Kris Rash and we will help get the word out. We are always looking for people to share their favorite spots.

Big Woods Lake, Cedar Falls. Meet in the parking lot at the Big Woods Lake South Entrance. GPS point: https://goo.gl/maps/cAmP4Ex55jABkjKy9
Cedar Hills Sand Prairie, west of Cedar Falls. GPS Point: https://maps.app.goo.gl/nZyoYCtG6s9UGwU26


Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Gilbertville. Meet at the depot west of Gilbertville off Washburn Road. GPS Point: https://goo.gl/maps/q9pSn2UEVw4zVAwP7

Greenbelt Lake (aka Martin Lake), Waterloo. Meet in the parking lot off Martin Rd, which is off Highway 63. GPS point: https://goo.gl/maps/fmJddNHJy7RAgjnC6


Hartman Reserve lower level, Cedar Falls. Drive to Lookout Park and access Park Drive. Continue to the lower-level parking area. Here is the GPS point for the parking area: https://goo.gl/maps/ngamVSpBWuSTgvuh9


Hickory Hills. South of Waterloo on county Rd. V37 aka Dysart Road. Meet at the archery parking lot on the west side of Hickory Hills. GPS point: https://goo.gl/maps/qTVUyG8sYhkkYJja6

McFarlane Park. East of LaPorte City. Park near the picnic shelter. GPS Point: https://maps.app.goo.gl/npTWSe2cM7nq3sny6

Prairie Lakes Cedar Falls Visitors Center, Cedar Falls. parking lot. Meet at parking lot off Hudson Road. GPS Point: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WqdgnbpMHorKmsh4A

Riverview Recreation Area - Harold Getty Lake, Waterloo. At the stoplight follow Mitchell Street about 0.25 miles east of Highway 218 to the parking lot. GPS Point: https://goo.gl/maps/wcFiqZj8LbpHYbCeA

Robertson Bird Sanctuary, Waterloo. Pull into parking lot on the left (south side of the road).  GPS Point: https://maps.app.goo.gl/zkvN5oaYzsTUVPg69

Washington Union Access - North of Cedar Falls at Cedar-Wapsi Road (C-57). Parking lot is located on south side of road just before crossing the Cedar River Bridge. GPS point: https://goo.gl/maps/m1bfb7SbtSbvWEZT7