November 18, Saturday 11:30 AM – 4:15 PM Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge. NOTE:
A limited number of seats is being held for our club. Reservation needed by Sunday 10/23.
To reserve email name & phone to
info@icbirds.org

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Warbler Walk Results 2017     Warbler Walk Results 2016    
Club Brochure
December Newsletter    2016 Course Schedule
 CY-Hawk Big Day Rules
2016 Christmas Bird Count results     Spring Count Results to 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 Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, Room A, 220 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, generally at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
E-mail: info@icbirds.org

February 15, Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting. Mark Brown, local birder and photographer, will present “Wildlife of the Smoky Mountains”.
February 16-19: Great Backyard Bird Count   More information  2018 details page
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world. Eastern Iowa checklist
February 18, Sunday, 8 a.m. Quad Cities Area for gulls, waterfowl, and other birds on the Mississippi River. All-day trip with stops at locks and dams, riverside parks, and Fairmount Cemetery for winter finches. 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 spotting scope if you have one. Meet at the Hy-Vee parking lot, 1125 N Dodge St., Iowa City. Leader: Chris Caster.
March 4, Sunday, 8 a.m. Cone Marsh in Louisa County for Snow Geese, Sandhill Cranes, migrating ducks, and other water birds. 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. Leader: Linda Rudolph.
March 7, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk with leader Rick Hollis. Meet at the Kent Park CEC.
March 10, Saturday, 6:30 a.m. Burlington Area for spring waterfowl migration along the Mississippi River. This is an all-day trip led by Burlington local expert birder Chuck Fuller. We’ll stop for lunch at a nearby restaurant. Dress for cold and wind, and bring a scope if possible. Meet at the Fin & Feather parking lot, 125 Hwy. 1 W, Iowa City; or at the Port of Burlington, 400 Front St., Burlington at 8 a.m.
March 15, Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting. Rick Hollis will present “Learning Bird Song: Tips & Apps”.
March 20, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Beginning Birdwatcher 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.
March 21, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk with leader Rick Hollis. Meet at the Kent Park CEC.
March 25, 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 27, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Beginning Birdwatcher 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 31, 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.
April 4, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk with leader Rick Hollis. Meet at the Kent Park CEC.
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 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 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..
E-mail: treas@icbirds.org
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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