Schedule, Course Schedule
Walk Results 2016
Count Results to 2016 CY-Hawk
Big Day Rules
Christmas Bird Count results
Trips are free and open to the public. Meeting place varies
and is noted in the schedule. Carpooling is encouraged and figured
out at the designated meeting place and time. Some trips are accessible
to people with disabilities. Meetings are held at the Robert A. Lee
Recreation Center, Room A, 220 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, generally
at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
March 15, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Wednesday Morning Bird Walk.
Meet at the Kent Park CEC. Leader: Rick Hollis.
Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting. Liz Christiansen will discuss the
Bird Friendly Iowa program, which is kicking off for cities and towns
Sat. 9 AM 12th Annual
Purple Martin Workshop/Seminar
A workshop/seminar on attracting Purple martins will be held Saturday,
March 18, 2017 beginning at 9:00 A.M. at the CAM Iowa Clothing Center
(1005 Nutmeg Ave) 1.8 miles north of Kalona, IA and one mile east
off Highway 1.
Morning speakers include:
Jennifer Jordan (Iowa City, IA) - Recycling Coordinator, City of Iowa
City, will talk on: "Resource Management in Johnson County"
-an inside look at recycling and how you can help reduce waste.
Doug Harr (Ogden, IA) - Iowa Audubon President, Harr will speak on:
"Swans, Swifts & Ceruleans. . .Why Citizen Conservation Counts."
Your role in conserving threatened bird species.
Pat Schlarbaum (Nevada, IA) - Long-time leader in the Nongame Program
of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources , Pat will give us an
"Update: Eagles, Ospreys, and Peregrine Falcons" on the
successes and challenges of these DNR restoration programs.
The afternoon martin program will feature Dave Duit (Nevada, IA) of
the Iowa Purple Martin Organization speaking on "A Comprehensive
Look at the Purple Martin and Landlord Practices." A panel of
experts will then answer questions, followed by door prizes and an
A well-maintained martin colony brings joy to any neighborhood. Establishing
a new colony is now a realistic possibility for many people. Anyone
wanting to start or re-establish a Purple martin colony, or in need
of assistance in maintaining a colony, will benefit from attending
There will be a $2.00 registration fee (ages 10 and under free). Lunch
will be available at the site. Vendors are being encouraged to set
up displays of interest to program attendees.
For more information, or if you would like to have a booth, please
contact: Evan Gingerich, 2282 Johnson-Washington Rd. SW, Kalona, IA
52247 (319) 656-3629 (voice mail) or Jim Walters at (319) 466-1134.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. Beginning Birder Course: Basics of Birding
I at the Conservation Education Center at Kent Park. Advance registration
is requested, and is free for club members. Call Sydney Algreen at
645-1011 to register.
Saturday, 8 a.m. Cone Marsh for Sandhill Cranes, migrating
ducks, geese, and other water birds. This half-day trip is a Beginning
Birder class trip, but all are welcome. Learn the stops around the
marsh and take a short walk on the dike. Bring a scope if available.
Meet at the Fin & Feather parking lot, 125 Hwy. 1 W, Iowa City.
Leader: Rick Hollis.
21 to April 30: Beginning Birder Course See
15, Saturday, 6:45 a.m. Otter Creek Marsh. This is a joint
field trip with Big Bluestem Audubon led by
Eric Ollie. Targets are marsh birds including rails, Yellow-headed
Blackbirds, Sandhill Cranes, sparrows,
shorebirds, and lingering waterfowl. Estimated return time about 1
p.m. Trip involves hiking around the marsh
from several stopping points. Plan for walking through shallow wet
areas. Bring a scope if available. Meet at
Kohl’s parking lot, 2795 Commerce Dr., Coralville; or at 8:00
at the Otter Creek Marsh observation deck on
Hwy. E66. ICBC assistant leader is Cheryl Miller, 651-653-8133.
Contact Linda Quinn or Chris Edwards at E-mail:
• Membership cards for 10% discount
on bird seed at Lenoch
& Cilek Ace Hardware, 600 N Dodge St, can be picked up from Karen
Disbrow at the store. Karen
good also at Forever Green Nursery, Forever Green Rd.
trips, Field trips
are free and open to the public. They depart from Kohl’s,
2795 Commerce Drive, Coralville, unless otherwise noted; meet
in the SE corner of the parking lot. Please contact the leader in advance
if you plan to meet the group at the trip destination. Many of our trips
are accessible to people with disabilities; for more information please
contact the trip leader.
Kent Park Bird Walks March thru November, leave from
the Conservation Education Center in the NE corner of the park
first and third Wednesdays. See
Kent Park Map. Also: Kent
Park location map
unless otherwise noted, are at Room A, Robert A. Lee Community Rec.
Center, 220 S. Gilbert St.