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reap_colorIowa Young Birders offers many resources for other organizations and educators seeking to offer young birder field trips – supported by a grant from the Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection Program/Conservation Education Program.

Field trips are a great way for young birders to visit Iowa’s birding hotspots, meet other young birders, and learn from experienced leaders.  All trips are open to young birders ages 8-18 and parents are encouraged to attend.  MORE…

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • Tyler Harms Named Associate Director of Iowa Young Birders

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    Tyler Harms, frequent field trip volunteer, has been named Associate Director of Iowa Young Birders.  Tyler will be assisting Carl Bendorf, Executive Director, with all aspects of Iowa Young Birders as we enter our fourth…

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  • Red Rock Field Trip – December 6, 2014

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    Six young birders ventured forth on a mild December day at Lake Red Rock on December 6, 2014.  The early cold snap in November pushed many of the waterfowl further south.  And, today, the lake was…

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  • Tyler Harms Interview

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    Frequent Iowa Young Birders volunteer field trip leader, Tyler Harms, was recently interviewed on KHOI radio (Ames).   Listen to Tyler talk about birds and birding in Iowa.  At 18:10, Tyler mentions his involvement with…

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  • Allamakee County November 15, 2014

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    Six very hardy young birders ventured out with their families on a very cold November day in the northeast corner of Iowa.  When we met in Waukon at 10 a.m., the temperatures were in the…

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  • Saylorville Field Trip October 18, 2014

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    Despite the cold, blustery weather, 8 young birders spent a productive morning birding at Saylorville Lake on October 18, 2014.  We met at the Oak Grove Access where a nice group of gulls were loafing…

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  • Iowa City Field Trip September 13, 2014

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    Nine young birders (ranging in age from 7 to 16) and 7 parents/grandparents enjoyed perfect weather and great birding on September 14.  Our first stop was the Sugar Bottom Recreation Area at Coralville Reservoir.  Even…

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SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS

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Iowa Young Birders is supported by a grant from the State of Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP), “supported by the state of Iowa, providing funding to public and private partners for natural and cultural resource projects, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil conservation, parks, trails, historic preservation and more.”  For more information about REAP, click here and for more about the Iowa Young Birders REAP grant project, click here.

Generous support for Iowa Young Birders has also been provided by the 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.