Our search for migrating shorebirds at Saylorville Reservoir on September 7 was a success! Ten young birders, parents, and grandparents got to see seven different species of shorebirds including a flock of 16 Red-necked Phalaropes, an uncommon shorebird in Iowa, and close looks at a Baird's Sandpiper! Along with the shorebirds, we found an additional 23 species including Caspian Tern, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Cooper's Hawk to name a few. It was a great morning of fall birding in Iowa! You can view photos from our trip here and our complete species list here.