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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.
Meetings
are held at the Big White House, 1246 12th Ave, Coralville, generally at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
E-mail: iowacitybc@gmail.com

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 21, Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting. Jason Taylor, Property Stewardship Specialist with Bur Oak
Land Trust, will present “Improving Midwestern Bird, Mammal, and Insect Pollinator Habitat through
Active Land Management.
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.
March 3, Sunday, 8 a.m. Cone Marsh in Louisa County for migrating geese, ducks, Sandhill Cranes, and other water birds with leader Linda Rudolph. A local favorite not to be missed at this time of year! Meet at the Fin & Feather parking lot, 125 Hwy. 1 W in Iowa City. We’ll stop at several points around the marsh and take a walk on the dike, returning by noon. Dress for cold, wind, and wet or muddy trails, and bring a scope if possible.
March 6, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk with leader Rick Hollis. Meet at the Conservation Education Center.
March 9, Saturday, 6:30 a.m. Burlington Area and Mississippi River for spring waterfowl migration. Target birds include ducks, geese, pelicans, Winter Wren and many more. 64 species were seen in 2018! This is an all-day trip led by Burlington local expert birder Chuck Fuller, with stops at locks and dams, riverside parks, and other hotspots. Walking is usually short distance from frequent stops. We’ll stop for lunch at a nearby restaurant. Dress for cold and wind, and bring a scope if possible. Meet Karen Disbrow at 6:30 a.m. at the Fin & Feather parking lot, 125 Hwy. 1 W, Iowa City; or at 8:00 a.m. at the Port of Burlington, 400 Front St., Burlington.
March 16, Saturday 7:45 a.m. Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife Biologist Jessica Bolser will lead us on a spring waterfowl tour on refuge roads that are normally closed to vehicles. Our driving route includes a 5.5-mile loop in the Louisa Division which is managed primarily for migratory birds and other wildlife. Meet Linda Quinn at 7:45 a.m. at the Hy-Vee parking lot, 1125 N Dodge St., Iowa City, or at 9:00 a.m. at the refuge headquarters, 10728 County Road X61, Wapello. Bring snacks, water, and a scope if possible. We’ll return to Iowa City around 1:00. In case of flooding on the refuge road, the event may be canceled – contact Linda at (319) 330-3328 for updates.
March 19, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Beginning Birder Course: Basics of Birding I at the Conservation Education Center in Kent Park. Advance registration is requested, and is free for club members. Call Sydney Algreen at 645-1011 to register. See page 6 for a complete course schedule.
March 20, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk with leader Rick Hollis. Meet at the Conservation Education Center.
March 21, Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting. Karen Disbrow will talk about Sandhill Cranes in Iowa and Nebraska.
March 24, Sunday, 8 a.m. Cone Marsh in Louisa County for Sandhill Cranes, migrating ducks, geese, and other water birds. Meet at the Fin & Feather parking lot, 125 Hwy. 1 W in Iowa City. Beginning Birder Trip.
March 26, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Beginning Birder Course: Basics of Birding II at the Kent Park CEC. Advance registration is requested, and is free for club members. Call Sydney Algreen, 645-1011.
March 30, Saturday, 8 a.m. Kent Park near Tiffin. We will explore the trails in this county park looking for migrating songbirds and resident woodland birds. Meet at the CEC in Kent Park. Beginning Birder Trip.
2019 Winter Schedule

ICBC club logo species: Tufted Titmouse
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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 http://theraregroup.org/

Results: Great Backyard Bird Count http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

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
D
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: http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/


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 www.theraregroup.org.

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

THE PHOTO GALLERY

Johnson Co Birding Map

Hawkeye Wildlife Area Map

Waterworks Prairie Park Map

7/14/09
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..
EMail: iowacitybc@gmail.com

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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