Field Trips

Dennis Thompson, Field Trip LeaderMonthly field trips, held the second Saturday of the month, provide wonderful outdoor experiences for Des Moines Audubon members and guests.  Not only are these opportunities to see some good birds, they are also times of socializing with people who enjoy the same things that you do.  Destinations are selected based on the likelihood of finding a nice selection of species for the time of year.  The Berriers enjoying spring wildflowers at Neal Smith NWRAlthough many of the destiinations are within close proximity of Des Moines proper, a few may venture outside the county.


Beginners are very welcome and this is a great way to improve your birding skills by joining a wide range of birders.


Check the details below for the next field trip location, meet the group at the meeting place for car-pooling, grab your binoculars and bird book, and be sure to pack a few of those fresh-baked cookies to share with your friends!

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

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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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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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