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

Summer - Des Moines Audubon does not meet during the summer months. Enjoy your summer and we'll see you in September!
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Next Field Trip

August field trip - Please meet at the fountain at the NE corner of Waterworks Park at 8:00 a.m. for our next field trip. We'll plan to bird both Waterworks and Ashworth Parks. Our main objective will be the Mississippi Kites that summer in the area. We'll also be on the lookout for the Acadian Flycatchers and Summer Tanagers that nest near Ashworth Pool. Please contact Denny Thompson at cndthomps@acm.org or 515-254-0837 for more information.   Please contact Denny Thompson at 254-0837 or cndthomps@acm.org for more information.
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