Birding Links

Iowa Birds & Birding (Iowa Ornithologists' Union)
Birdability - Help compile details about trails that are accessible for all.
The Birding Co-op - A diverse, ambitious and supportive community who wants to make the birding world a better place.

Bird-Friendly Ideas

Advocate for Bird Conservation - American Bird Conservancy
Bird-Friendly Life - American Bird Conservancy
Waterloo, Iowa - Iowa's 1st Bird Friendly Community
Bird Friendly Iowa
Smithsonian Institute's Guide to Bird Friendly Coffee
Survival By Degrees- Bird & Climate Visualizer Tool
Climate Action Handbook
National Audubon Climate Special Report
Plant Native Species for Birds
Vulnerable Birds in Black Hawk County

Birdcams, Wildlife Cams, Podcasts & Blogs, Etc. - (Birdcams are seasonal; check back if they are not live)

Decorah Eagle Cam, Raptor Resource Project, Decorah, Iowa
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Birdcams - Find the Panama Fruit Feeder cam & others here

Panama Fruit Feeder Cam
Dubuque County Peregrine Falcon Cam, Dubuque County, Iowa
Great Horned Owl Cam - International Owl Center, Houston, MN
Great Gray Owl Nest Cam - Owl Resarch Institute
Long-eared Owl Nest Cam - Owl Research Institute

Talkin' Birds - Radio show about wild birds, birding and the beauty of nature
BirdNote -  Enjoy a 2 minute daily audio broadcast about birds, birding and nature
Bring Birds Back - Podcast about the joy of birds & simple things to help them
Threatened - Podcast about answering the call to protect birds and habitat
Always Be Birding - Podcast about how we bird, where we bird and who is birding
She Explores - Podcast by and about inquisitive women in the outdoors
She Goes Outdoors - Iowa DNR's own Rachel Alliss co-hosts this podcast
Speaking of Nature - Photo blog by PRAS Board member, Kenneth Heiar
The Prairie Ecologist - Photo blog by Chris Helzer (Watch his Nov 2021 program)
"Song on a Wire"  Wikikmedia Commons
Bird Flight Patterns and Music Concert Program
You are now able to access the online concert video and curriculum (see link and password below-posted with permission by the copyright holder).
The link provides the full concert video and online curriculum with activities, lessons, extra musical performances, composer interviews and educational games. 
This resource will remain active through June 2022 (for one year), so utilize it for your programs, personal edification working with your children or grandchildren to teach them about music and birds!

Password:  BFPMC  (case sensitive)

Identification Sites
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
All About Birds - Online Birds Guide
Sparrow ID Chart
Duck Facial Markings-ID Help
Shorebird Facial Markings-ID Help
Plover Facial Markings-ID Help
Woodpecker Facial Markings-ID Help
Warbler Facial Markings-ID Help
Warbler Identification Guide
Warbler ID Tips -- Warbler ID Quiz

PRAS Basic Bird ID Tips: Christmas Bird Count Edition

Birding Listservs, Etc. - What's Being Seen by Other Birders

Surfbirds: The World Birding Website -- Search for Iowa or any other state or country
New! Iowa MOTUS Tower Project - Radio Telemetry Project with towers funded by PRAS

Birding Festivals

Birding Festivals - Posted on Cornell Lab of Ornithology website -- Scroll down to see the current listings for birding festivals.

Other Links of Interest

Prairie Rapids Audubon YouTube Channel - Find recordings of our Zoom programs.
New! Watershed Basics - Iowa DNR