April Newsletter and schedule   
Club Brochure
 CY-Hawk Big Day Rules
Warbler Walk Results 2018     Warbler Walk Results 2017     Warbler Walk Results 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.
are held at the Big White House, 1246 12th Ave, Coralville, generally at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
e-mail: icbc-help@googlegroups.com

Full Spring / Summer Schedule
Sunday, April 28, 8 a.m. Field Trip to HICKORY HILL PARK. Beginning Bird Course Event.
May is prime time for viewing warblers in Iowa, and this park is an eastern Iowa hot spot for viewing migrant warblers and other songbirds. Meet at Hickory Hill Park, at the parking lot at the end of Conklin Lane, off N Dodge St. IT APPEARS THAT IS IS GOING TO RAIN ON SAT, SO WEAR BOOTS FOR WET WALKING ! KAREN DISBROW, LEADER
April 29 – May 24, 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, Chris Edwards, and Elliot Stalter. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Conklin Lane. Daily sightings will be posted on our web site.
May 1, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk with leader Rick Hollis. Meet at the Kent Park CEC.
May 3-5, Friday-Sunday. Iowa Ornithologists’ Union Spring Meeting in Keosauqua hosted by the Iowa City Bird Club. Featuring a Friday evening reception, Saturday and Sunday morning field trips to SE Iowa birding hotspots, Saturday afternoon programs, and a Saturday night banquet with keynote speaker Nathan Pieplow, author of Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America. For more information www.iowabirds.org.
May 11, Saturday. Spring Migration Count. We will bird in small groups to count as many birds as possible in Johnson County. Species and individual birds are tallied – last year 175 species were recorded. Gather for a noon sack lunch at the North Liberty Community Center. Afternoon birding is encouraged, but optional. To participate in a group, email leader Chris Caster in advance of count day at cjcaster@q.com.
May 15, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk with leader Rick Hollis. Meet at the Kent Park CEC.
May 16, Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting at the Big White House. Jim Durbin, Cedar Rapids Audubon Society, will present “Developing Backyard Habitat.” Spotlight speaker Brad Freidhof will discuss the Kent Park lake restoration project.
June 1, Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Muddy Creek Preserve. Explore this interesting new Bur Oak Land Trust property with leader Jason Paulios. What birds will we find in this preserve with steep rolling terrain and large mature oak trees? We’ll hike both on and off-trail, finishing by noon. Wear boots and long pants and bring insect repellent. We’ll meet at Wickham Elementary School, 601 Oakdale Blvd. in Coralville, and carpool from there.
June 5, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk with leader Rick Hollis. Meet at the Kent Park CEC. June 8, Saturday, 6:30 a.m. Indiangrass Hills in Iowa County for breeding grassland birds. Expect to see Henslow’s Sparrows, Grasshopper Sparrows, Sedge Wrens, and Bobolinks. There will be extensive walking on mowed grass paths through this 600-acre restored prairie. Meet leader Mark Brown at Kohl’s parking lot, 2795 Commerce Dr., Coralville. Return time is early afternoon.
June 15, Saturday, 8 a.m. - Noon. Turkey Vulture Festival at the Coralville Dam East Overlook. Jointly hosted by the Iowa City Bird Club and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, featuring exhibits, games, face painting and Gonzo the Turkey Vulture.
June 19, Wednesday, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk with leader Rick Hollis. Meet at the Kent Park CEC.
Remainder of Spring / Summer Schedule

ICBC club logo species: Tufted Titmouse
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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/

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
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 March thru November 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..
EMail: iowacitybc@gmail.com

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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