Field Trips

Field trips will be announced on this page, at our PRAS meetings, in the PRAS newsletter, The Red Tail, and by email. Check out the Sightings page after each field trip to read about our observations.


Sorry, PRAS field trips are on hiatus due to COVID precautions.


Birding with Social Distancing Still Rewarding!
Mark Hemmes, a birder visiting from Colorado this spring scored five new life birds while birding with Craig Rash, Tom Schilke and Bill Hemmes. While staying at an appropriate distance away, birding can still be rewarding, especially when your new life birds are Merlin, Black-billed Cuckoo, Bell's Vireo and Eastern Meadowlark! We love to bird with our PRAS members' family when they visit (Mark is Laura and Bill Hemmes son); it is such fun to introduce them to our regional birds and show them our birding hotspots! We're glad you shared your birding adventures with us Mark!
Mark Hemmes, Tom Schilke (center), Craig Rash. Bill Hemmes not pictured.
Bobolink field at Hickory Hills, Tama County.