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IOU Nature Store - Buy on-line and support IOU
Iowa Rare Bird Alert - Reports of recent bird sightings of note. To report a rare bird sighting call 712-364-2863
      or e-mail John Bissell , RBA compiler
Birding Coralville Reservoir Article by Chris Edwards 
(Hawkeye WLA)
Coraville Lake site (Corps of Engineers)
Birding Hickory Hill Park by J.Fuller, J.Huntington, J.Scheib (map)
Birding Indiangrass Hills by Mike Dooley (map)
Birding Cone Marsh near Lone Tree by Carol Thompson (map)
For other sites see IOU site at


Annual Christmas Count

Christmas Bird Count Info, Forms etc

Word Search Christmas Count Puzzle

Winter Backyard Count
Great Backyard Bird Count

Johnson Co. Spring Migration Count - Sat. May 13, 2006
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Spring Counts Data Table IBA Birdathon Documents:
Johnson Co. Spring List pg1 IBA Background Info   
Johnson Co. Spring List pg 2 Birdathon Instructions   
Spring bird list as pdf file Pledge form   

International Migratory Bird Day Links:

Butterfly Count - Sat. July 17, 2004   

Research Links

The Wilson Bulletin, a journal of ornithlogical research from 1899 to 1999
including articles by Iowa's Althea Sherman in the 1920's.

Eastern Iowa Links

Eastern Iowa Birding Calendar - What to look for by month
Feeder Calendar - How to support feeder birds by month
Macbride Raptor Project
Iowa Nature Mapping Project 
Red Bird Farm mapping coordinates
Johnson County Conservation Dept.
Backyard Wildlife in Iowa City - Birds and more all from one Iowa City yard by Jim Scheib
Rick Hollis' Birdwatcher's Blog and articles - Site by Michael & Diane Porter of Washington, Iowa
Port Louisa NWR, Mark Twain NWR, and Lake Odessa in SE Iowa

Iowa Links

Important Bird Areas (IBA) of Iowa  (via IOU)
List of all Iowa sites

Desoto NWR Snow Geese at Desoto Bend  (map)

Big Bluestem Audubon Society, Ames
Cedar Rapids Audubon, Cedar Rapids
Des Moines Audubon , Des Moines
Dubuque Audubon Society, Dubuque
Iowa City Bird Club, Iowa City
Loess Hills Audubon Society, Sioux City
N. Iowa Prairie Lakes Audubon Society, Spirit Lake
Quad Cities Audubon Society, Davenport
Iowa Audubon
Iowa Chapter - The Nature Conservancy
Friends of the Prairie Learning Center / Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Iowa Nature Mapping Project 

Iowa Department of Natural Resources - info on wildlife and parks    

Wild Side of Iowa - Rod Nabholz' nature photography site
Kent Nickell's Bird Digiscoping Site

National Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest

Iowa National Wildlife Refuges
Midwest National Wildlife Refuges

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Great Backyard Bird Count Feb 13-16, 2004
Sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society
Project FeederWatch a winter-long feeder count
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Audubon's Top Birding Trails
Iowa Audubon Chapters/Clubs

Some Arizona Birding Links
The Lake Champlain Birding Trail

International Birding Links
A letter to us from zhaojinsheng at Poyang Lake Nature Reserve in Jiangxi province, China

Winged Migration Movie

Note - The bird tracks on this background are from Archaic period pictographs
dated from 700 B.C. to 300 B.C.
photographed in Black Dragon Canyon, Utah Sept. 2002 by J.Scheib