LEE COUNTY - All are invited to attend a series of 3 bird-focused workshops throughout the year. The first Building Better Birders workshop will be on March 25th at the Lee County Conservation Center. Spend all or part of your day looking for and learning about floodplain forest birds, waterfowl, and upland game birds at Heron Bend Conservation Area. Building Better Birders workshops will include both birding hikes and formal presentations with plenty of time for questions.
Here is the detailed itinerary: 7-9 AM: Bird Hike 9-9:30 AM: Break 9:30-11 AM: “Floodplain Forest Birds of Iowa” Presentation 11 AM-Noon: Lunch Break Noon-1:30 PM: “Waterfowl and Upland Gamebirds of Iowa” Presentation 1:30-2 PM: Break 2-5 PM: Bird Hike Auto Tour Along the Mississippi River
This is a free event open to all interested ages! Come for the whole day or for any single session! Binoculars will be available to borrow. Please register for the event by calling Lee County Conservation at (319) 463-7673 or emailing email@example.com
The workshop will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation), Brian Ritter and James Wiebler (Nahant Marsh Education Center). Funding for the workshop is provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection- Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).
Mark your calendars for the next Building Better Birders workshops on June 10th and December 8th, 2023.
About Lee County Conservation: Lee County Conservation manages 30 individual parks, wildlife areas, historic sites and water recreation access points - encompassing some 2,796 acres across the county. The mission of the Lee County Conservation Board is to promote conservation of local natural resources and to provide parks and conservation areas, outdoor recreational opportunities, and environmental education for the public.
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