Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Sunday, May 9th at 1:30 p.m. for Building Better Birders: Introduction to Sparrows, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Buntings & Similar Species of Iowa & learn more about these amazing birds that are common in Iowa. This workshop will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation) and Brian Ritter (Nahant Marsh Education Center) & is being presented as part of a the Building Better Birders programming series.
This program is open to all ages but is geared toward participants age 12 & over. There is no cost to attend this workshop. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Online pre-registration will open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 2nd.
This is the fourth of five Building Better Birders workshops scheduled for Sunday, May 9th at Hitchcock Nature Center.
6:00 to 8:30 a.m. - Sunrise Guided Birding Hike
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Introduction to the Warblers of Iowa
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Mid-Morning Guided Birding Hike
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Introduction to Sparrows, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Buntings, and Similar Species of Iowa
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Afternoon Guided Birding Hike
Attendees may register for all programs or may select the ones that most interest them. Click the links above for more information on each workshop.
Building Better Birders is a programming series designed to improve the bird identification skills of local citizens & promote a greater interest in citizen science programming. Workshops are presented free of charge & supported by the Resource Enhancement and Protection - Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).
*In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather participants will be notified via the email address provided during registration.
Due to COVID-19 the format of this program may be adjusted. Please check back for updates.
This event is not pet friendly, service animals are always welcome. Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. Weather Permitting.
Funding for this workshop was provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection - Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP)
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