Dec 14, Sun. Iowa City Christmas Bird Count.
To report results as a feeder watcher
please send the completed feeder watch form to Chris Edwards, 4490 Daniels Cir NE, Solon, IA 52333. If you prefer, you may scan the results and email it to
Count Results: 64 species were found on today's Iowa City Christmas Bird Count, just under our 10-year average of 66. Heavy fog throughout the morning hampered our efforts and I suspect our counts for quite a few species will be below average.
Interesting species included Cackling Goose, Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Northern Pintail, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, American Coot, Great Blue Heron, Northern Goshawk, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin, and Eurasian Tree Sparrow. Most of the waterfowl were seen at Goose
Lake in North Liberty. The Northern Goshawk was also seen near there during the morning but could not be found later in the day. Prominent misses included Sharp-shinned Hawk, Horned Lark, and White-crowned Sparrow.
Jan 4, Sun, 8 - 10:30 a.m. Bird Feeder Watch Social hosted by Jim and Karole Fuller, 6 Longview Knoll north of Iowa City. Come for coffee and rolls (feel free to bring goodies) and watch the winter birds visiting the feeders. Check our web site for directions.
Jan 15, Thur, 7 p.m. Meeting. Rick Hollis will present on Birding Sax-Zim Bog, Minnesota. Snow date January 22 – check our web site and Facebook page for weather postponement information.
Jan 24, Sat, 8 - 10 p.m. JCCB Owl Prowl at the Conservation Education Center in Kent Park. A short indoor program will be followed by a guided hike to search for owls. Warm up after the hike with some hot chocolate back at the CEC. Program is free, but space is limited and registration is required by Thursday, January 15 at 4:00 p.m. Contact Naturalist Sydney Algreen at (319) 645-1011 or
Jan 25, Sun, 1 - 4 p.m. Coralville WinterFest, Iowa River Landing. The club will have a viewing area with scopes and information about bird feeding. There will be many other fun activities.
Feb 7, Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bald Eagle Watch and Expo. Exhibits and speakers will be at North Central Jr. High School. Bald Eagle watching will take place at the Coralville Dam Tailwater West Picnic Shelter.
Feb 15, Sun, 8 a.m. Quad Cities for gulls, waterfowl, and other birds on the Mississippi River, and possibly winter finches in the cemetery. Chris Caster, 339-8343.
Feb 18, Wed, 8 a.m. Kent Park Bird Walk. Meet at the Kent Park CEC. Rick Hollis, 665-3141. See Kent Park Map. Also: Kent Park location map 
Feb 19, Thur, 7 p.m. Meeting. “The Scientific Nomenclature of Birds of the Upper Midwest” or The Who, What, Where and Why of that Bird’s Name by Jim Sandrock and Jean Prior.
Feb 21, Sat, 7 a.m. Amana Turkey Walk and Feast. Join us for an early morning hike through the woods to search for Wild Turkeys, Saw-whet Owls, and other winter species, followed by breakfast at the Colony Inn in South Amana at approximately 9:30 a.m. Contact Karen Disbrow at 430-0315 if you plan to attend.
Full Schedule
Iowa Young Birders Schedule  

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, 430-0315. Discount good also at Forever Green Nursery, Forever Green Rd.
Field trips, unless otherwise noted, leave from the Dodge Street Hy-Vee (Map) or MapQuest Map. Meet in the SW corner of the parking lot. Destinations may be changed. Please contact the leader in advance if you plan to meet the group at 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
Meetings: unless otherwise noted,are at Grant Wood AEA Southern Facility, 200 Holiday Road, Coralville

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Red-tailed Hawk 12/14/14
Macbride Rec. Area on Xmas Count

Rough-legged Hawk 12/11/14
Jordan Creek Rd, W of Solon

Final 2014 Warbler Walk Results
Feb 14-17, Great Backyard Bird Count
. For results see
2012 CBC Record: 81 Species
2012 Highlights
Band Codes      2012 Warbler Walk Results      2013 Warbler Walk Results    
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 Sept 2009
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:

Macbride Raptor Project To report an injured raptor call (319) 398-5495 anytime of the day. LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER. Your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

"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 delivered to MRP or 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


Johnson Co Birding Map

Hawkeye Wildlife Area Map

Waterworks Prairie Park Map

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 Grant Wood AEA Southern Facility, 200 Holiday Road, Coralville.
Map  or MapQuest
Thanks to Grant Wood AEA for their gracious support.
Field trips, unless otherwise noted, leave from the Dodge Street Hy-Vee (Map) or MapQuest Map. Meet in the SW corner of the parking lot.
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 

Annual membership dues are $15.00, payable January 1st for the coming year. Make checks payable to Eastern Iowa Birdwatch, and mail to
Bruce Gardner, 3055 Wapsi Ave. NE, Iowa City, IA 52240
Ph: 319-643-2575
Check your mailing label for the year through which you have paid.

NOTE: Spring Beginning Birder Course free to members.

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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.
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