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.


    • June 04, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Oxford

    The diversity of habitats within the 1,000 acres of F.W. Kent Park hosts up to 200 bird species each year, many of which nest within the park boundaries during Iowa summers. Join us on a hike to look for and learn about some of these nesting species! Some birds we hope to see include Red-headed Woodpecker, Bell's Vireo, Wood Thrush, and more! We may even stop at the bird blind that operates year-round to see what's visiting the feeders. We hope you can join us for this fun event! 

    This trip is free but advanced registration is required. We welcome kids of all ages and their families and no prior birding experience is necessary. We will have a limited number of binoculars available for use.

    Photo: Red-headed Woodpecker (Ryan Sanderson, Macaulay Library)

    • July 23, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Johnston

    On July 14, 2012, young birders and their families from across Iowa joined together at Terra Park in Johnston for the first ever Iowa Young Birders field trip. Ten years and more than 150 events later, we're coming back to Terra Park to celebrate our 10th Birthday! We welcome young birders, their families and friends, and supporters of Iowa Young Birders to join us for a morning of sharing memories and treats. We will provide more details on this exciting event as the date grows closer.

    This trip is free to anyone who wants to celebrate with us! Register here if you plan to attend and would like to receive more details about the event as they are developed.

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