There are many ways to connect with other birders to share experiences and learn about rare birds being sighted. These are just a few of them that Iowans use most often.
- IA-BIRD mailing list - a Google group listserv devoted to birding in Iowa; share sightings
- IOU Facebook - a Facebook page for the Iowa Ornithologists' Union
- Iowa Birding - a Facebook discussion group for Iowa birders
- IOU Twitter - follow us for periodic tidbits about the birding world
- eBird Alerts - get daily or hourly alerts for rare birds reported through eBird from an area of interest