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.


    • 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. 

    • June 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bellevue, Nebraska

    We're excited to be joining the Omaha Youth Birding Group for another joint trip, this time to Fontenelle Forest.  With more than 2,000 acres of upland and lowland forests, prairies, and wetlands, the Forest hosts nearly 240 species each year!  Join us as we visit this exciting location to catch the tail end of spring migration.  Bring your friends and your family - it will surely be a fun event!  This trip is free but advanced registration is required.

    Photo courtesy of allaboutbirds.org.

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