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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Membership cards for 10% discount on bird seed
& Cilek Ace Hardware, 600 N Dodge St, can be picked up from Karen
Disbrow at the store. Karen