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Sep 21, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk. Meet at the CEC, Kent Park. Rick Hollis, 319-665-3141.
See Kent Park Map. Also: Kent Park location map
Sep 24, Saturday. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hawk Watch at Stainbrook Preserve, located along Mehaffey Bridge Road just north of Sugar Bottom Recreation Area. Bring a lawn chair and join us on the hill to watch for migrating raptors. There will also be hawk watching with the Iowa Raptor Center staff at Bluestem Shelter and live raptor presentations at 10:30 and 1:00 at the Raptor Center, at nearby Macbride Nature-Recreation Area. Chris Edwards, 319-430-4732.
Sep 24, Saturday, 9:00 AM to noon Bird Banding at Conservation Education Center, FW Kent Park. Join certified bird banders and JCC staff to see and learn about song birds. The program will demonstrate safe practices of banding. Participants can come and fo as their schedules permit. Limited seating will be provided; lawn chairs are recommmended. For mor information or to register for this free program email salgreen@co.johinson.ia.us or call 319-645-1011.
Oct 5, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk. Meet at the CEC, Kent Park. Rick Hollis, 319- 665-3141.
See Kent Park Map. Also: Kent Park location map
Oct 15, Saturday, 7 a.m. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. This is an all-day trip with driving and hiking at various points in the refuge. Trip will be co-led by Stuart Sparkman and Karen Viste-Sparkman, Wildlife Biologist with this 5600-acre tallgrass prairie and oak savanna. Target birds are Smith’s Longspur, LeConte’s Sparrow, and other migrant sparrows. Pack a lunch to eat at the Prairie Learning and Visitor Center, then take a 5-mile auto tour through the bison/elk enclosure. Meet at Kohl’s parking lot, 2795 Commerce Drive, Coralville. Sharon Somers, 319-400-3959.
Oct 19, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk. Meet at the CEC, Kent Park. Rick Hollis, 319- 665-3141.
See Kent Park Map. Also: Kent Park location map
Oct 20, Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting. Linda and Robert Scarth, photographers, authors and naturalists, will present “Leks: Arenas for Mate Selection.” Learn how birds such as grouse, mammals, reptiles, and insects all use leks for mate selection. Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, Room A, 220 S. Gilbert St.
Oct 23, Sunday, 7:45 a.m. Turkey Creek Preserve, a Bur Oak Land Trust property in NE Johnson County. This is a half-day trip with hiking. Target birds are sparrows and other fall migrants. Meet at the North Dodge Hy-Vee parking lot. Jason Paulios, jasonpaulios@gmail.com.
Full Calendar Contact Linda Quinn at 330-3328 or Chris Edwards at 430-4732 for more information.
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 Disbrow, 319-430-0315.
NOTE: Discount good also at Forever Green Nursery, Forever Green Rd.
Field trips, Field trips 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 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
Meetings: unless otherwise noted, are at Room A, Robert A. Lee Community Rec. Center, 220 S. Gilbert St.

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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/
Feb 12-15 Great Backyard Bird Count Results http://gbbc.birdcount.org
Iowa Young Birders 
Final 2015 Warbler Walk Results   Final 2014 Warbler Walk Results

Dec 14, Sun. Iowa City Christmas Bird Count Results
Results: Great Backyard Bird Count http://gbbc.birdcount.org/
Feb 14-17, Great Backyard Bird Count
. For results see http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc.
2012 CBC Record: 81 Species
 
2012 Highlights
Band Codes   
Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas    
Spring Breeding Bird Atlas Newsletter   
Types of Chimney Swift Towers       Epidonax ID

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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 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 

Annual membership dues are $15.00, payable January 1st for the coming year. Make checks payable to Eastern Iowa Birdwatch, and mail to
Bruce Gardner, 3055 Wapsi Ave. NE, Iowa City, IA 52240
.
Ph: 319-643-2575
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.

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