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Club Brochure
 CY-Hawk Big Day Rules
Warbler Walk Results 2018     Warbler Walk Results 2017     Warbler Walk Results 2016

Field 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.
are held at the Big White House, 1246 12th Ave, Coralville, generally at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

has new hosts this year. Join Ken & Mary Lowder at their home 3 miles north of
Iowa City, off Newport Road at 4364 Treefarm Lane NE. Get together with
other birders in a lovely woodland setting in the country; watch winter
birds at a variety of feeding stations....and eat! Please bring a light
snack to share. Coffee is provided. Some parking available, but
carpooling encouraged. To carpool, meet Linda Quinn at 8 AM - 8:15 in
parking lot of HyVee, 1124 N Dodge St Ct. In case of inclement weather,
event may be canceled.
January 13, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Coralville WinterFest, Marriott Hotel, Iowa River Landing. The club will have a viewing area with scopes and information about feeders for winter birdwatching.
January 11-14, Friday–Monday. Minnesota Avian Adventure. Join Carroll and Sac County Conservation for their annual bus trip to the North Woods of Minnesota. Space is limited – for more information email naturalist Matt Wetrich at
January 11-13, Friday–Sunday. Bald Eagle Days in Davenport. A regional environmental fair with a free shuttle bus to view eagles on the Mississippi River.
January 19, Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Bald Eagle Watch at Grand River Center in Dubuque. Programs with live birds, kids’ activities, shuttles to eagle watching on the Mississippi River, and more.
February 10, Sunday, 8 a.m. Quad Cities & Mississippi River for gulls, waterfowl, and other winter birds with leader Chris Caster. We’ll stop at locks and dams, riverside parks, and other hotspots like Fairmount Cemetery for winter finches. Walking is usually short-distance from frequent stops. We’ll stop for lunch at a nearby restaurant. Return time is late afternoon. Dress for cold and wind, and bring a spotting scope if you have one. Meet at the Hy-Vee parking lot, 1125 N Dodge St., Iowa City.
February 23, Saturday, 8 a.m. Macbride Nature Recreation Area. Cure your cabin fever with a hike in the winter woods! Start with feeder birds at the bird blind, then continue on (if desired) to hike surrounding trails. Target species are Purple Finch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pine Siskin, Brown Creeper, woodpeckers, and more. Meet leaders Deb and Mark Rolfes at the MNRA main parking area where heated restrooms are available.
2019 Winter Schedule

ICBC club logo species: Tufted Titmouse
Click on a thumbnail to see full images.

Raptor Advocacy, Rehabilitation, and Education Project (RARE) now covers the region of the state that Macbride Raptor Project used to cover. Their hotline is 319-248-9770. For more information click here. The group’s web site is

Results: Great Backyard Bird Count

2012 CBC Record: 81 Species
2012 Highlights
Band Codes   
Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas    
Types of Chimney Swift Towers       Epidonax ID

All rights are reserved for all photos on this site.
Permission is required for further use.

Pileated Woodpecker 2/21/09
Cottage Reserve, Lake Macbride

Remembering Richard Lynch

Photo Gallery 1 (Sep 2004 to Dec 2008)
Photo Gallery 2
(Dec 2008 to Apr 2010)
Photo Gallery 3 (From May 2010)
Mark Brown's 2011 Arizona photos
Mark Brown's Arctic Tern at Lake Macbride

See birds of Hickory Hill Park
Jim Scheib's Mexican Sampler Mar 2010
Mark Brown's 2010 Florida photos
Mark Brown's 2010 Arizona photos
Mark Brown's
California IOU trip photos
Ken Lowder's Brazil Sampler SepRt 2009
ick Lynch's photos at Lacey Keosauqua May 7, 2009
Jim and Sharon Scheib's Yucatan Sampler Jan 2009
Jim Durbin's Birds of Iowa

Great Backyard Bird Count web site and results:

Raptor Advocacy, Rehabilitation, and Education Project (RARE) now covers the region of the state that Macbride Raptor Project used to cover. Their hotline is 319-248-9770. For more information click here. The group’s web site is

We advise anyone finding an injured raptor to place it in a box just slightly larger than the bird with a few small holes for ventilation. It is important NOT TO GIVE IT FOOD OR WATER. Allow the raptor to rest in the box, in a cool quiet place, until it can be picked up by a volunteer. "

Ivory-billed identification        Ivory-billed Woodpecker Paper April 2011    State of the Birds Report
Cedar Rapids Audubon      Quad City Audubon Society      Iowa Ornithologists' Union      Eastern Iowa Outdoors Blog

Riverview Birding Group
, Clinton, Iowa: Call Linda Boardsen at (563) 242-9297


Johnson Co Birding Map

Hawkeye Wildlife Area Map

Waterworks Prairie Park Map

Donelsons in Australia

IBA Checklist pdf download

2009 Christmas Count Report

Table of Xmas Counts from 1990

May Warbler Walk Reports

Spring Counts pdf

Mission: "To promote the  enjoyment, study, and conservation of birds in their natural habitats."
Meetings: 7:00 pm business meeting and speaker or program,
usually on  the 3rd Thursday (September - May, but not December)
at Room A, Robert A. Lee Community Rec. Center, 220 S. Gilbert St.
Field trips, leave from different locations depending on the trip destination.
Kent Park Bird Walks March thru November leave from
the Conservation Education Center in the NE corner of the park.
See Kent Park Map.
Also: Kent Park location map

Destinations may be changed; please contact the leader in advance if you plan to meet the group at the trip destination.
Newsletter: The Eastern Iowa Birdwatch is published three times per year  (usually April, September, and December). Archive of Past Issues 

Please send your annual membership dues to
Larry Mahoney 2223 Cae Dr., Iowa City, 52246.
Annual dues per household are $15 for a paper subscription,
$10 for an email subscription,
and $10 for students.
Make checks payable to “Eastern Iowa Birdwatch”.
Members receive a 10% discount on birdseed and suet at
Ace Hardware at 600 N. Dodge Street, Iowa City, and
Forever Green Garden Center at 125 Forevergreen Rd., Coralville.
Annual membership dues
are payable January 1st for the coming year..

Check your mailing label for the year through which you have paid.

NOTE: Spring Beginning Birder Course free to members.

Get your dues back in no time
10% discount
on bird feed with membership card at
Lenoch & Cilek Ace Hardware
600 N Dodge St

Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: 319.354.4112

Also at Forever Green Nursery
on Forever Green Rd.

Area birders should also consider membership in IOU.
Click here for IOU membership form.

And Iowa Audubon. Membership form

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