Birds & Weather
Central Iowa Birds
of Big Bluestem Audubon
Details will be announced in the next newsletter. The Story County Conservation Center is not available this year.
January Field Trip - Winter Bird Roundup
The group will assemble at Ada Hayden Heritage Park's main parking lot and shelter (in the northeast corner, off of US 69). Those who want to scan the lake for waterfowl can assemble at the park by 7:30 AM. We will quickly look for waterfowl and then try to be on the road by 8:00 AM, when we will head out on the gravel roads of Story and/or Boone County to search for Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs, Horned Larks, Gray Partridge, Rough-legged Hawks, Merlins, Northern Harriers, and who knows, maybe even Snowy Owls, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls, or crossbills will be around. We will try to return to Ada Hayden around noon.
2020 BBAS South Florida Birding & Nature Adventure
Big Bluestem is excited to announce that we have organized a birding and nature viewing trip to South Florida! Just when it feels like you can take no more of the harsh Iowa winter, escape to Florida with BBAS and join us as we search the Everglades, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, Corkscrew Swamp, Bunche Beach and much, much more for the best birds, butterflies, odonates, herps, wildflowers, and mammals the southern-most tip of the continental United States has to offer! We will be in the sub-tropical wilds for six full days between February 22 and 29, 2020. For more information, send an email to Rachel Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cutoff date for registration is November 21, 2019.
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