I was inspired by John James Audubon and his book of paintings, “Birds of America.” I am starting all of the rarest or most intriguing birds that I have seen. BE NOT AFRAID! I WILL HAVE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was one of the weirdest birding days of my life. We seemed to get almost every target but missed many very common birds (for example, White-breasted Nuthatch). Perhaps the funniest was that we got Yellow-crowned Night-Heron but missed Black-crowned, lol. We started the day off at Spring Lake. As soon […]
NECEDAH OVERNIGHTA Quest for The Whooping Crane (and others) (tentative) July 21st and 22nd Leader: Oliver Burrus Important Details —————————————————————— Meeting Time |(tentative) 12:00 PM, July 21st Meeting Location | Necedah NWR – Visitors Center See more details below ABOUT THE TRIP Necedah NWR may be best known for their […]
Today, we started bright and early at Swallow Cliff Woods with hopes of spotting some continuing crossbills! We scanned the coniferous trees for quite a while, finding nothing more than a few goldfinches. And although we never did locate any crossbills we did encounter a nice flyover Rough-legged Hawk. We moved […]
The first Iowa Bobolinks birding walk was held on Friday, November 10, 2017. Five daring participants arrived around 10:00 am, braving the blustery 23ºF morning. Two of the participants were attending their first birding trip ever! We hiked the Shellsburg Prairie Forest Trail loop and, despite the winds, spotted 11 species! Including: 10+ House […]