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 (WMB)

These WMB weekly outings last approximately two hours.  Craig and Kris Rash will be our leaders.  People of all levels of birding experiences are welcome and encouraged to participate.  This is a good opportunity to familiarize yourself with birding hotspots in our area. 

Binoculars will be provided if you need to borrow a pair.  
If changes need to be made due to location or inclement weather, all attempts will be made to inform PRAS members by e-mail two hours before the event. If you need to join our email list to receive news about the field trips, go to the "About Us" page and scroll down to find the form to sign up for our email.

May  18    8:30 AM   Hickory Hills County Park

South of Waterloo on county Rd. V37  aka Dysart Road.  Meet at Archery parking lot on the west side of Hickory Hills. GPS point:

May  25    8:30 AM    Washington Union Access. Meet at parking lot on southeast side of bridge over Cedar River on C57 aka Cedar Wapsi Road. 

Bird-A-Thon Field Trips
Thanks to all who joined us for the field was great fun!
Email Craig at or call 319-984-5608 to include sightings not yet recorded on the list.

Contributions to Bird-a-Thon are the major source of funding for PRAS grants and awards. Please contribute so that we can do even more in 2022-2023. Thank you in advance for your generosity.