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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.
Sept 20, Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting. Gerald White, esteemed IOU Birder, will present “A Photo Diary of Gambell, Alaska Birding.”
September 23, Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hawk Watch at Stainbrook Preserve, located along Mehaffey Bridge Road just north of Sugar Bottom Recreation Area. Join us on the hill to watch for migrating raptors such as Broad-winged, Sharp-shinned, Cooper’s, and Red-tailed Hawks. Bring a lawn chair.
Oct 3, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk. Meet at the Conservation Education Center.
Oct 6, Saturday, 7 a.m. Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area for sparrows and other fall migrants. Meet leader Brandon Caswell at the parking lot on Swan Lake Road between 6:45 and 7:00 a.m., across from Swan Lake (GPS coordinates, 41.776081, -91.675009). We will carpool our way around the area with moderate hiking at some viewing areas. Dress for wet/muddy trails and bring a spotting scope if you have one. We’ll finish up around noon.
Oct 17, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk. Meet at the Conservation Education Center.
Oct 18, Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting. Doug Harr, birder, photographer, and President of Iowa Audubon, will present
“Birding the Rio Grande Valley & Texas Coast.”
Oct 21, Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Belgum Grove and Riverside Trail for sparrows and other fall migrants. Meet leader Fawn Bowden at the Fin & Feather parking lot at 125 Highway 1 W in Iowa City for a morning of birding at two hotspots new to the club. We’ll carpool to both locations and hike the mowed paths at Belgum Grove and a gravel trail at Riverside.
Nov 15, Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting. Jim Scheib will present “Birding SE Arizona.”
November Field Trip – To Be Announced. Check this website in October for details..