Building Better Birders Workshop

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The mission of the workshop is to create birders across Iowa, that contribute knowledge about birds through participation in Citizen Science programs such as Christmas Bird Counts, Great Backyard Bird Counts, Project Feeder Watch, etc. This workshop will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation), Brian Ritter & James Wiebler (Nahant Marsh Ed. Center). Funding for this workshop was provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection - Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).

Workshop Schedule:

Session 1: 9:00 am - 10:30 pm ~ "Diurnal Raptors of Iowa" presentation

Session 2: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm ~ "Nocturnal Raptors of Iowa" presentation

Lunch Break: 12:15 - 1:15 pm (Bring your own)

Session 3: 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm ~ Bird Hike Concentrating on Raptors at the Wapsi Center

Registration is Limited and required so please call.


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Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Wapsi River Environmental Education Center
31555 52nd Avenue
Dixon, Iowa 52745