Birding By Month

Select a month and get some ideas on the best places in the areas for birding during the month as well as some ideas of what you might find. Find the mentioned area on our site map.  If one exists for a particular location, a link to the site guide on the Iowa Ornithologists' Union website is provided in the text.  You may also want to download a copy of The Makoke Trail - A Guide to Birding in Central Iowa.





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Next Meeting

Iowa Young Birders, by Tyler Harms - Tyler Harms has been the Executive Director of Iowa Young Birders since 2015. A Kossuth County native, Tyler's first involvement with the organization was as a volunteer leader for the first ever "Young Birder Day" in Ames in 2013. Since then, he has helped plan more than 70 field trips, special events, and virtual learning opportunities for young birders across Iowa. A birder himself, Tyler has been an active member of the Iowa Ornithologists’ Union since 2009 and has served the organization on the Board of Directors, Special Projects Committee, ad hoc Membership Survey Committee, and as the Spring Field Reports Editor. Tyler currently lives in Ames with his wife Ashley and two sons Graham (9) and Otis (4), all of whom enjoy the outdoors and birds as much as he does.
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Next Field Trip

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