Our primary programs are field trips and other special events for young birders ages 8-18.  Unless specified, there is no cost to attend but advance registration is required.   Parents/grandparents are encouraged to participate (required for young birders under age 12.)  All of our programs are conducted according to the Iowa Young Birders Code of Conduct.  If you have any questions about our programs, please contact us.


    • December 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)
    • Virtual

    Brown Creeper AdultMost of our approximately 300 bird species that we regularly see in Iowa do not spend the winter months here. However, some birds stick around all winter and, believe it or not, some birds come to Iowa for their winter vacations each year. Join us to learn all about these cold-hardy species! We'll talk about how these birds adapt to the winter months including what they eat, how they stay warm, which habitats they use, and what you can do to help them survive during this challenging season. It's sure to be a "cool" program! This event is free but advanced registration is required. A computer or smart device with a microphone and internet connection are recommended to join this event, but there is also an option to call in.

    Photo credit: David Turgeon, Macaulay Library

    • January 09, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Statewide
    Though we may not be able to bird together in person right now, we can still bird together virtually. Let's join together for a day of birding across Iowa and see how many different species we can see! Birding together virtually is simple - all you need to do is pick your favorite place to enjoy birds and go there on this day. Keep a list of the birds you see and either 1) share that list with us on eBird or 2) send us your species list and we'll enter it for you. At the end of the day, we'll tally the list of species seen and places visited and share it with participants. You can bird all day or for just a few minutes, travel miles and miles or stay in your yard, it's completely up to you. Register for this event to receive instructions on how to share your birding lists with us and to receive updates about this exciting day. We hope you can bird with us, even if just for a few minutes! 

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