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

Spring Wrap Up:

Wednesday Morning Birding coordinators, Craig and Kris Rash reported that 8 field trips were held last spring from April 12 to May 31.  We sighted a total of 114 species with an average of 14 species at each outing. Our average number of birders was 15 faithful participants.  Improving our birding skills is always a benefit of our WMB but the camaraderie of our gathering is another priority.  We are excited when those in our group are able to add a species to their life list as happened when we spotted a black-crowned night heron at Hickory Hills Park. 

Plans for this Fall:

Hopefully PRAS WMB will experience warm autumn weather and brilliant fall colors as migrants once again begin to cross our state.  We look forward to gathering for field trips as they serve as a catalyst to renew friendships and share stories of our summer and past adventures.  Remember to check your email before attending.  Cancellations will be sent out via email by 6:30 am the morning of our scheduled field trip in case of inclement weather. 

October field trips will be determined at a later date.  Suggestions for locations are always welcome as are individuals to lead field trips.

All field trips begin at 8:30 a.m. and generally last about 2 hours or so.

September 6     Big Woods Lake, Cedar Falls.  Meet at the south entrance on Big Woods Drive. GPS point:

September 13   Lower Hartman Reserve, Cedar Fall.  Drive to Lookout Park and access Park Drive.  Continue to the lower-level parking area. GPS point for the parking area:

September 20   Greenbelt Lake (aka Martin Lake), Waterloo.  Meet in the parking lot off Martin Road, which is off Highway 63.  GPS point:

September 27   Riverview Recreation Area-Harold Getty Lake, Waterloo.  At the stoplight, follow Mitchell Street, about 0.25 miles east of Hwy. 218 to the parking lot.  GPS Point: