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 Schedule - There will be no program meetings in June, July, or August. Enjoy the outdoors this summer!
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Many thanks to Reid Allen, Dick Stilwell and Jay Gilliam for the beautiful images you find in our site.

Photo by Reid Allen

Next Field Trip

June field trip - Please meet at the Ankeny Diner parking lot on 1st Street at 8:00 From there, we'll visit Chichaqua Bottoms. The mix of wetlands, forest and prairie offers possibilities for a nice mix of birds, including Sandhill Crane, Pleated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler and Henslow's Sparrow.   Please contact Denny Thompson at 254-0837 or cndthomps@gmail.com for more information.
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