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 look forward to these Wednesday morning birding events as they serve as a catalyst to renew friendships and share stories of our summer and past adventures. Emails and Facebook will be the primary ways we will publicize changes to field trips and if time permits the webmaster will try to post updates on the webpage as well. 


PRAS field trips will continue to be compliant with the CDC's COVID protocols as we did last spring, in that wearing masks is recommended and social distancing will be encouraged.


All field trips begin at 8:30 a.m.

September 22 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

September 29 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


October 6  Cedar Valley Nature Trail. Meet at the Depot west of Gilbertville off Washburn Road. GPS Point: https://goo.gl/maps/q9pSn2UEVw4zVAwP7



Repairs Complete at Prairie Ridge Private Preserve

The water management work is finished and the water is gathering and creating perfect habitat, so the gates are once again open to respectful PRAS birders at Bob Boeck's Prairie Ridge Private Preserve. PRAS has always appreciated the Boecks' generous invitation to bird the Preserve and request your cooperation for respectful stewardship of this property.