Connecting with Others

sharing our birding experiences

IOU Meeting Field Trip Photo by Rex RundquistBirding is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in the country and levels of interest and time involved vary immensely. One thing that is universal, however, is sharing your sightings and knowledge as well as learning from others adds considerably to the fun of the hobby. There are numerous ways to connect with others for both introverts and extroverts. Social media has been an incredibly rich source to bring birders from all around the world in contact with each other, but the comraderie and personal interactions with others is hard to beat. Explore by using the menu links.

Iowa City Christmas Bird Count Photo by Rick HollisFind a local birding club in your area of the state. Join a Christmas Bird Count near you. Participate in the annual Cy-Hawk showdown pitting teams representing the Cyclones or the Hawkeyes in a weekend count each fall. Get acquainted with fellow birding afficianados at semi-annual IOU conventions or special events. Connect a young birder in your life with Iowa Young Birders. Turn your passion into action through Iowa Audubon. There are so many ways to connect!