Cedar Rapids Audubon Society


Meetings are held the first Monday of months September, October, November, December, February, March, April, May and June. The meetings will be held at 1st Lutheran Church, located at the corner of 10St and 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids. Board meeting at 6:30PM with social time starting at 7:00 PM with the meeting and program starting at 7:30PM.

I will add more details to the meetings as I collect them.

Everyone is welcome to attend whether a member or not. The hope is that you will have an enjoyable evening and come back.




October 2

A Birding Photo-Journey: The “Invisible” Flow Of Life

Tom Taylor, Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society, Santa Fe, NM
Join Tom Taylor, a fellow Audubon member from Santa Fe, as he takes you on a photo-tour of birds that he
has seen on various trips in the U.S. After introducing the audience to an assortment of birds located in New 
Mexico and Arizona, the presentation will branch out to feature some of the song birds found in the eastern 
part of the country - with emphasis on their annual migration from the tropics.
Tom was born in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Regis High School in 1962. He went on to receive an advanced
degree in physics and in 1975 began 25 years as a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 
northern New Mexico. Since retirement in 2001 he has served as an Audubon officer and a board member, while 
more generally supporting the organization’s activities in Santa Fe. Bird photography has become one of his recent 

December 4

Neil Bernstein will discuss John McPhee’s book “In Control of Nature” and lead a discussion regarding how this applies to current flood mitigation measures in Cedar Rapids.  Participants are encouraged to share their own examples.


February 5

Kip Ladage from the Tripoli will present a program on "Beauty Around Us - Images from 2017."    Many years ago Kip gave himself a challenge to shoot and share at least one image every day. He has not missed a day yet - including during funerals, illnesses - you name it. Each year he assemble a collection of favorite images that he shares in a program. Kip will be sharing my favorites from 2017 with our Audubon group.  Kip is a self-taught nature/outdoor photographer and you may have seen many of his photographs in the IA DNR’s Iowa Outdoors Magazine.  Kip’s work has been used around the world in various forms.


June 4

The June meeting is our potluck. Bring a dish to share and your table service. 
Jim Durbin will show pictures from this May of birds in his yard. This was one of the best and shortest passerine migration that I can remember.Jim started to get good birds and numbers in the yard on May 10 and this continued to May 15. Normally we get good birds in the yard till the end of May but not this year.
Meeting is at the First Lutheran Church at the corner of 3rd Ave and 10th St SE next to the PCI building.
We will eat at 6PM so come a little early. I will show pictures about 6:30PM when people are done eating.