Date: 5/2/19 12:22 pm From: Hannah Howard <hkhoward91...> Subject: [ia-bird] Re: TNC Bird Challenge Saturday May 18th
On Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2:14:35 PM UTC-5, Hannah Howard wrote:
> You are invited to participate in the 2019 TNC Bird Challenge at the Land
> of the Swamp White Oak Preserve on Saturday, May 18th! The event will take
> place from 8 am to 11:30 am at our Swamp White Oak Access (see below for
> driving directions). Please help us spread the word! This is something new
> for The Nature Conservancy in Iowa and we’d love your help to spread the
> word to fellow birders! The goal of the challenge is to count as many
> species of birds as possible in one day on lands and waters The Nature
> Conservancy has protected or helped to protect.
> We will be tabulating participants’ sightings from the day and birders of
> all abilities are encouraged to join us! Participants can go off on their
> own or stay together as a group. Please bring binoculars, long pants, your
> favorite birding field guide (some will be available for use), sturdy
> hiking shoes or rubber boots, and water. This should be a great time to
> catch prothonotary warblers out at the preserve!
> TO PARTICIPATE:
> 1) Let us know by Thursday, May 16th that you’ll go birding on
> Saturday, May 18th with us at the event
> 2) After you go birding, send us your list
> 3) Please don’t use audio playback or recordings to attract birds.
> 4) Please send all final bird lists to me, Hannah at
> 5) Participants are encouraged to enter their data in eBird (
> 6) Please share any eBird checklists with eBird user
> Driving Directions: From Muscatine on US Hwy 61 South bypass: Go south
> about 5 miles on the US Hwy 61 bypass to County Hwy G28 (Hershey Ave Exit).
> Turn west onto County Hwy G28 and go about 11.5 miles to destination on the
> north side of the road. PLEASE NOTE: You will go past the Cedar River about
> 0.8 miles and the Swamp White Oak Access is immediately before another
> Or visit or website to see an interactive map:
> https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/the-lower-cedar-valley-region/ >
> Please note: This outing is done at your own risk – this preserve does not
> have hiking trails and there will be uneven terrain.
> Thank you, and if you have any questions, please feel free to email or
> call me!
> Hannah Howard
> Community Coordinator
> The Nature Conservancy
> Land of the Swamp White Oak Office
> (319) 726-3041 (Phone)
> (563) 299-6509 (Mobile)