Most of these guides have been published in Iowa Bird Life to help the birder find interesting
places to look for birds. The publication date is shown in the table below so some may be a bit dated. Check our hotspot directory as well for the most up-to-date directions and information. Click on a symbol for a link to the article or select
from the list below.
To help find areas in a particular part of Iowa, the state is divided into
quadrants (NW, SW, NE, SE) with the dividing lines
being Interstates 35 and 80. Click on an article to read it.