Spring 2017 Schedule       Club Brochure
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Warbler Walk Results 2016
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2016 Christmas Bird Count results


Field Trips are free and open to the public. Meeting place varies and is noted in the schedule. Carpooling is encouraged and figured out at the designated meeting place and time. Some trips are accessible to people with disabilities. Meetings are held at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, Room A, 220 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, generally at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
E-mail: info@icbirds.org
Spring 2017 Schedule

March 21 to April 30: Beginning Birder Course See Flyer
Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m. BACKYARD AND FEEDER BIRDS by James Scheib. This session will cover the common birds found in our backyards during the year, and what types of feeders and food to use to attract them. Introduction to Birding Course See Flyer
April 15, Saturday, 6:45 a.m. Otter Creek Marsh. This is a joint field trip with Big Bluestem Audubon led by
Eric Ollie. Targets are marsh birds including rails, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Sandhill Cranes, sparrows,
shorebirds, and lingering waterfowl. Estimated return time about 1 p.m. Trip involves hiking around the marsh
from several stopping points. Plan for walking through shallow wet areas. Bring a scope if available. Meet at
Kohl’s parking lot, 2795 Commerce Dr., Coralville; or at 8:00 at the Otter Creek Marsh observation deck on
Hwy. E66. ICBC assistant leader is Cheryl Miller, 651-653-8133.
Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m. BIRDS OF HICKORY HILL AND WATERWORKS PARK IN IOWA CITY
by Jim Scheib. Learn the variety of birds that are found throughout the year at these nearby parks. Introduction to Birding Course See Flyer
April 19, Wednesday, 8 a.m.  KENT PARK BIRD WALK
with leader Rick Hollis.  Meet at the Kent Park CEC.
April 20, Thursday, 7 p.m.  MEETING at Kent Park Conservation Education Center.  Please note the change of venue! Linda and Robert Scarth will present Chimney Swifts at the Althea Sherman Tower.  Welcome to new members from the Introduction to Birding course!
April 22, Saturday, 8 a.m.  TERRY TRUEBLOOD RECREATION AREA and WATERWORKS PRAIRIE PARK.  Visit these two Iowa City parks with great trails for woodland, prairie, and wetland species. This is a half-day Introduction to Birding course trip but all are welcome. Meet at the Hy-Vee parking lot, 1125 N Dodge St., Iowa City.
April 27-May 25, Weekdays, 6:30 a.m.  HICKORY HILL PARK WARBLER WALKS.  Co-sponsored by Bur Oak Land Trust with leaders Mark Madsen, Jason Paulios, Dan Rose, and Chris Edwards.     Meet at the parking lot at the end of Conklin Lane.  Daily sightings will be posted on our web site.
Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m. WARBLER IDENTIFICATION & REVIEW by Karen Disbrow. Warblers are among our most colorful birds. Compare and contrast similar species within this interesting and challenging group
Introduction to Birding Course See Flyer
April 30, Sunday, 8 a.m. HICKORY HILL PARK. Late April to May is prime time for viewing warblers in Iowa, and this park is an eastern Iowa hotspot for viewing migrant warblers and other songbirds.  This trip involves hiking on park trails which could be muddy.  Hiking boots and insect repellent are advised. This is a half-day Introduction to Birding course trip but all are welcome. Meet at the Hy-Vee parking lot, 1125 N Dodge St., Iowa City.
May 3, Wednesday, 8 a.m.  KENT PARK BIRD WALK with leader Rick Hollis.  Meet at the Kent Park CEC.
May 13, Saturday.  SPRING MIGRATION COUNT.  Bird in teams to count as many birds as possible in Johnson County. The number of species and the number of individual birds are tallied – last year 163 species were recorded.   Teams gather for a noon lunch at the North Liberty Recreation Center.  To participate on a team, email info@icbirds.org in advance of count day.

Spring 2017 Schedule


Full Calendar Contact Linda Quinn or Chris Edwards at E-mail: info@icbirds.org for more information.
Membership cards for 10% discount on bird seed at
Lenoch & Cilek Ace Hardware, 600 N Dodge St, can be picked up from Karen Disbrow at the store. Karen Disbrow, E-mail: info@icbirds.org.
NOTE: Discount good also at Forever Green Nursery, Forever Green Rd.
Field trips, Field trips are free and open to the public. They depart from Kohl’s, 2795 Commerce Drive, Coralville, unless otherwise noted; meet in the SE corner of the parking lot. Please contact the leader in advance if you plan to meet the group at the trip destination. Many of our trips are accessible to people with disabilities; for more information please contact the trip leader.
Kent Park Bird Walks March thru November, leave from
the Conservation Education Center in the NE corner of the park first and third Wednesdays. See Kent Park Map. Also: Kent Park location map
Meetings: unless otherwise noted, are at Room A, Robert A. Lee Community Rec. Center, 220 S. Gilbert St.

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2010 Archive     2011 Archive    2012 Archive   2013 Archive   2014 Archive   2015 Archive   2016 Archive

ICBC is considering a club logo.
These two species have been nominated.
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Raptor Advocacy, Rehabilitation, and Education Project (RARE) now covers the region of the state that Macbride Raptor Project used to cover. Their hotline is 319-248-9770. For more information click here. The group’s web site is http://theraregroup.org/
Feb 12-15 Great Backyard Bird Count Results http://gbbc.birdcount.org
Iowa Young Birders 
Final 2015 Warbler Walk Results   Final 2014 Warbler Walk Results

Dec 14, Sun. Iowa City Christmas Bird Count Results
Results: Great Backyard Bird Count http://gbbc.birdcount.org/
Feb 14-17, Great Backyard Bird Count
. For results see http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc.
2012 CBC Record: 81 Species
 
2012 Highlights
Band Codes   
Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas    
Spring Breeding Bird Atlas Newsletter   
Types of Chimney Swift Towers       Epidonax ID

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Pileated Woodpecker 2/21/09
Cottage Reserve, Lake Macbride

Remembering Richard Lynch

Photo Gallery 1 (Sep 2004 to Dec 2008)
Photo Gallery 2
(Dec 2008 to Apr 2010)
Photo Gallery 3 (From May 2010)
Mark Brown's 2011 Arizona photos
Mark Brown's Arctic Tern at Lake Macbride

See birds of Hickory Hill Park
Jim Scheib's Mexican Sampler Mar 2010
Mark Brown's 2010 Florida photos
Mark Brown's 2010 Arizona photos
Mark Brown's
California IOU trip photos
Ken Lowder's Brazil Sampler SepRt 2009
D
ick Lynch's photos at Lacey Keosauqua May 7, 2009
Jim and Sharon Scheib's Yucatan Sampler Jan 2009
Jim Durbin's Birds of Iowa

Great Backyard Bird Count web site and results: http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/


Raptor Advocacy, Rehabilitation, and Education Project (RARE) now covers the region of the state that Macbride Raptor Project used to cover. Their hotline is 319-248-9770. For more information click here. The group’s web site is www.theraregroup.org.

We advise anyone finding an injured raptor to place it in a box just slightly larger than the bird with a few small holes for ventilation. It is important NOT TO GIVE IT FOOD OR WATER. Allow the raptor to rest in the box, in a cool quiet place, until it can be picked up by a volunteer. "


Ivory-billed identification        Ivory-billed Woodpecker Paper April 2011    State of the Birds Report
Cedar Rapids Audubon      Quad City Audubon Society      Iowa Ornithologists' Union      Eastern Iowa Outdoors Blog

Riverview Birding Group
, Clinton, Iowa: Call Linda Boardsen at (563) 242-9297

THE PHOTO GALLERY

Johnson Co Birding Map

Hawkeye Wildlife Area Map

Waterworks Prairie Park Map

7/14/09
Donelsons in Australia

IBA Checklist pdf download

2009 Christmas Count Report

Table of Xmas Counts from 1990

May Warbler Walk Reports

Spring Counts pdf

Mission: "To promote the  enjoyment, study, and conservation of birds in their natural habitats."
Meetings: 7:00 pm business meeting and speaker or program,
usually on  the 3rd Thursday (September - May, but not December)
at Room A, Robert A. Lee Community Rec. Center, 220 S. Gilbert St.
Field trips, leave from different locations depending on the trip destination.
Kent Park Bird Walks leave from
the Conservation Education Center in the NE corner of the park.
See Kent Park Map.
Also: Kent Park location map

Destinations may be changed; please contact the leader in advance if you plan to meet the group at the trip destination.
Newsletter: The Eastern Iowa Birdwatch is published three times per year  (usually April, September, and December). Archive of Past Issues 


Please send your annual membership dues to
Bruce Gardner, 3055 Wapsi Ave. NE, Iowa City, IA, 52240.
Annual dues per household are $15 for a paper subscription,
$10 for an email subscription,
and $10 for students.
Make checks payable to “Eastern Iowa Birdwatch”.
Members receive a 10% discount on birdseed and suet at
Ace Hardware at 600 N. Dodge Street, Iowa City, and
Forever Green Garden Center at 125 Forevergreen Rd., Coralville.
Annual membership dues
are payable January 1st for the coming year..
E-mail: treas@icbirds.org
Check your mailing label for the year through which you have paid.

NOTE: Spring Beginning Birder Course free to members.


Get your dues back in no time
10% discount
on bird feed with membership card at
Lenoch & Cilek Ace Hardware
600 N Dodge St

Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: 319.354.4112

Also at Forever Green Nursery
on Forever Green Rd.

Area birders should also consider membership in IOU.
Click here for IOU membership form.

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