Site Details

descriptions and directions

Printable Checklist Brown's Woods - Polk County

GPS Coordinates: 41.5462314, -93.7084007

Management: County

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