Birding Guides

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.

Article TitleAuthorYear
Waterman Creek Meets the Little Sioux River Lee Schoenewe2004
Birding South Twin Lake in Calhoun County Shane Patterson2009
Birding on the Edge: Western Lyon County Doug Harr2004
Birding Owego Wetlands Complex Jerry Von Ehwegen and Paul Roisen 2006
Birding Hancock County Rita Goranson2006
Woodland Birding in the Algona Area Matt Kenne2003
Birding Brookside Park in Ames Shane Patterson2006