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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

    • February 03, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • February 05, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Duluth, Minnesota
    • 20

    We're heading back to northern Minnesota!  Join us for an exciting weekend of birding with hopes of seeing Great Gray and Northern Hawk Owls, Black-backed Woodpecker, and many other Boreal species.  Click here for more details about this trip including registration fees and trip policies.

    • February 18, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Moorehead Park, Ida Grove, IA
    Register

    Join us for a late winter morning looking for owls! We will target Northern Saw Whet Owls in the cedar groves of Moorehead Park with a chance of also seeing Long Eared Owls, Barred Owls, and Great Horned Owls! We will also take time to appreciate our winter residents such as Downy Woodpeckers, White-breasted Nuthatches, and Black-capped Chickadees and discuss how they survive chilly Iowa winters. 

    This event is free but advanced registration is required. Please come prepared for seasonal winter weather. Check the forecast ahead of time and dress in layers; snow boots or similar footwear is recommended as owls may not be located directly on trails. 

    Iowa Young Birders welcomes everyone to the outdoors regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, religion, creed, national origin, or disability status. Our events can accommodate wheelchairs, vision and hearing impairments, and other health conditions. For questions, or to request accommodations for an upcoming event, please send us a message or email.


    • March 17, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Lime Creek Nature Area, Mason City, IA
    Register

    American Woodcock AdultKnown also as the "bogsucker", the American Woodcock is one of the first species to return to Iowa as spring arrives. Join us for an evening walk at Lime Creek Nature Center to observe the "sky dance" of this unique species! We'll kick off the evening with a short program about woodcocks and end with a sunset walk through the prairie. If time allows, we'll also look and listen for owls and other species that are active at dusk. This event is free but advanced registration is required.

    Iowa Young Birders welcomes everyone to the outdoors regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, religion, creed, national origin, or disability status. Our events can accommodate wheelchairs, vision and hearing impairments, and other health conditions. For questions, or to request accommodations for an upcoming event, please send us a message or email.

    Photo credit: Chris Wood, Macaulay Library

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