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.


    • March 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Conesville

    Spring migration is a great time to see shorebirds and waterfowl, and Cone Marsh is one of the best places to experience spring migration in Iowa!  Join us as we experience the onset of spring at this phenomenal wetland area along the Iowa River in southeast Iowa.  This trip is free but advanced registration is required.

    • April 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Des Moines

    Des Moines Water Works Park lies at the upper end of the Lower Raccoon River Corridor Important Bird Area and has hosted more than 200 species of birds throughout the year.  Join us as we enjoy the outdoors during the heart of spring by searching for migrating songbirds and other birds at this central Iowa bird hotspot.  We'll learn some basics of bird watching and, if time allows, we may visit a nearby Bald Eagle nest.  You won't want to miss this exciting trip!  This trip is free but advanced registration is required.

    • May 19, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Vinton

    Composed of a variety of habitats along the Cedar River, more than 100 species have been recorded at Dudgeon Lake Wildlife Area and the quality of habitat has the potential to host a diversity of birds and even a rarity.  We hope you can join us for a morning of outdoor fun at this unique area in eastern Iowa!  This trip is free but advanced registration is required. 

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