Warbler Walk Results 2017     Warbler Walk Results 2016    
Spring 2017 Schedule       Club Brochure
April Newsletter    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
Spring 2017 Schedule  
April 27-May 25, Weekdays, 6:30 a.m.  HICKORY HILL PARK WARBLER WALKS.  Co-sponsored by Bur Oak Land Trust with leaders Mark Madsen, Jason Paulios, Dan Rose, and Chris Edwards. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Conklin Lane.; Daily sightings will be posted on our web site.

April 30, Sunday, 8 a.m. HICKORY HILL PARK. Late April to May is prime time for viewing warblers in Iowa, and this park is an eastern Iowa hotspot for viewing migrant warblers and other songbirds.  This trip involves hiking on park trails which could be muddy.  Hiking boots and insect repellent are advised. This is a half-day Introduction to Birding course trip but all are welcome. Meet at the Hy-Vee parking lot, 1125 N Dodge St., Iowa City.
May 3, Wednesday, 8 a.m.  KENT PARK BIRD WALK with leader Rick Hollis.
May 13, Saturday.  SPRING MIGRATION COUNT.Bird in teams to count as many birds as possible in Johnson County. The number of species and the number of individual birds are tallied last year 163 species were recorded. Teams gather for a noon lunch at the North Liberty Recreation Center. To participate on a team, email info@icbirds.org in advance of count day.
May 17, Wednesday, 8 a.m. KENT PARK BIRD WALK with leader Rick Hollis. Meet at the Kent Park CEC.
May 18, Thursday, 7 p.m. MEETING at Iowa City Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, Room A. Dick Sayles will present
Birding Panama,” a report of his October 2016 trip there.
May 20, Saturday, 6:30 a.m. WILDCAT DEN STATE PARK near Muscatine. Target birds are warblers, flycatchers, and other late migrants. Extensive walking on wooded trails. If time allows we’ll stop at Wiese Slough on the way back, and we’ll return to Iowa City by early afternoon. Pack water, snacks, and insect repellent. Meet leader Chris Edwards at the Hy-Vee parking lot, 1125 N Dodge St., Iowa City.
May 21, 9:00 AM, McGregor public dock. Cerulean Warbler Tour. We are sponsoring a Cerulean Warbler tour with Robert Vavra on the Maiden Voyage tour boat in the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River on Sunday, May 21. This is a great way to see and hear Ceruleans as well as a great variety of other birds. Boat leaves from public dock at McGregor, Iowa at 9 a.m. $25 per person helps support Cerulean Warbler monitoring in the Driftless Region of Northeast Iowa.
RSVP with Jon Stravers - e-mail: hawk@acegroup.cc or by phone 563-880-8046

Spring 2017 Schedule

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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
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


Johnson Co Birding Map

Hawkeye Wildlife Area Map

Waterworks Prairie Park Map

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
Bruce Gardner, 3055 Wapsi Ave. NE, Iowa City, IA, 52240.
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.

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