Founded in 2011 to encourage young people to get outdoors and go birding, Iowa Young Birders offers field trips all around the state.  Our trips are open to young birders ages 8-18 and parents are encouraged to attend.

Our upcoming field trips are listed on the right and our complete calendar is here.

Crane Weekend




Iowa Young Birders offers many resources for other organizations and educators seeking to offer young birder field trips including results from our participant surveys and an outline of our field trip model.  It’s all here!

Generous support for Iowa Young Birders has also been provided by the State of Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP), Iowa Ornithologists’ Union,  Iowa Audubon, Cedar Rapids Audubon, and the Johnson County Songbird Project.

We are also grateful to the many individuals and families who support the mission and programs of Iowa Young Birders.