descriptions and directions
Brown's Woods - Polk County
GPS Coordinates: 41.5462314, -93.7084007
Description: This county preserve is upland timber along the south banks of the Raccoon River. Amenities are few and trails may be steep but the birding is great.
Habitat: Upland timber that often hosts many otherwise difficult to find birds such as Summer Tanager and Pileated Woodpecker.
Directions: From I-235 inn West Des Moines: Take the 63rd St exit, and head south for about 3 miles to Brown's Woods Dr. Take a right at the stoplight and follow the signs.
Birding Guide: Site Guide for Brown's Woods
Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Brown's Woods