Building Better Birders Series-Warblers and More
Time & Location
About the Event
Clayton County Conservation and the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre in Marquette will co-host the next Building Better Birders Workshop with Kelly McKay. Join us for this day of birding to learn some new skills at the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre - Marquette on Sunday, May 16th starting at 9:00 a.m.
- 9:00 am Meet in Wetlands Centre parking lot -Marquette
- 9 am-12:00pm Bird Hike through nearby International Bird Areas (IBA)
- 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch on own
- 1:00-2:30 pm Avian Research on the Mississippi River
- 2:30-3:30 pm Wetland bird viewing
- 3:30-5:30 pm The Warblers of Iowa
The workshop will be led by Wildlife Biologist Kelly McKay, of the BioEco Research and Monitoring Center. McKay, with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation) and Brian Ritter (Nahant Marsh Education Center), developed the Building Better Birders Series in an effort to advance public skills identifying birds and promote more involvement in Citizen Science. Their pilot program in Clinton County was honored the “Ding Darling Environmental Education Award” from the Iowa Association of Naturalists and the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition. This year McKay is expanding to other counties throughout Iowa. These workshops are funded through a grant from the Resource Enhancement and Protection-Conservation Education Program (Reap-CEP).
Class size is limited to allow for social distancing, so please register for the event at www.claytoncountyconservation.org. For more information, call 245-1516. Participants are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing while attending. The Driftless Area Wetlands Centre is located 509 US 18, Marquette, Iowa.