Birds and birding in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Des Moines Audubon Society

Des Moines Audubon Society was organized in 1923 by a group of folks interested in the birds of the area. Although it is not a chapter of National Audubon, there is an affiliation and the Des Moines group actively participates in the statewide coalition Iowa Audubon.

Be sure to download the Makoke Trail birding guide for help in finding the best places to bird in central Iowa. Also check out our Birding By Month feature for more ideas of what species may be found at various times of the year. You may also find our site map of some value for specific directions.

Upcoming Des Moines Audubon Events

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Next Meeting

September meeting - Des Moines Audubon doesn't meet during the summer months. Get outside and enjoy some birds!
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Next Field Trip

August field trip - We'll visit Neal Smith NWR for our August field trip. We'll meet at the McDonalds on University Ave. in Pleasant Hill at 7:30. All the regular grassland birds should be out in full force, including Henslow's and Grasshopper Sparrows. The prairie should be in full bloom and it's always a treat to observe the bison. Please contact Denny Thompson at 515-254-0837 or cndthomps@acm.org for more information.   Please contact Denny Thompson at 254-0837 or cndthomps@acm.org for more information.
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