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

The Bears of Katmai by Craig Meyers - The Bears of Katmai - Come along on a visit to one of the premier wildlife viewing experiences in the world. The bears of Katmai National Park, Alaska allow an up close and personal view of one of the world’s great predators. See how it’s possible to walk among these great bears and live to tell about it. Craig Meyers is a central Iowa wildlife photographer who has been taking photographs for more than 40 years and has used his retirement to travel to areas both in the U.S. and elsewhere to photograph wildlife in its natural habitat.
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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

  Please contact Denny Thompson at 254-0837 or cndthomps@gmail.com for more information.
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