Big Day Rules
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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.
JANUARY 6, SUNDAY, 8:30 – 10:30
AM- BIRD FEEDER WATCH & SOCIAL
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
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
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. https://www.quadcityaudubon.org/index.php.
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.