The IOU was organized over 80 years ago to encourage interest in the identification, study and protection of birds.
What are the benefits of membership?
- Receive our superb quarterly publication Iowa Bird Life
- Access to in-state and out-of-state birding trips for members only
- Networking with birders around the state, especially during semi-annual meetings at various locations complete with field trips and lots of birding
- Support IOU projects such as conservation grants, archiving the history of birding in Iowa, this website, the IA-BIRD listserv, and many others
- Web access to the prior two years of Iowa Bird Life and a current member directory
- Access to upload photos for publication in Iowa Bird Life
- Ability to play the birding listing game with other likeminded individuals and have your results published
- Best of all -- be a part of the community of birders in Iowa!
All levels of membership except for student and library subscriptions are considered household/family memberships. All levels above Goldfinch will receive a mailed copy of Iowa Bird Life.