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.


2016 - 2017

September 12

This is the first meeting of the 2016 - 2017 year. We will be meeting at a new location noted above. This is a potluck so bring a dish to share and your table service. Time will be posted soon but usually is 5:30PM.

October 3

John Hanson from Cedar Rapids will be talking about his Norwegian birding experiences.


December 5

Gail Barels Will present on Isle Royale National Park and her recent trip to the island this past September. Also, about the moose/wolf research that has been going on there for over 50 years.

January No Meeting

February 6

Floyd Sanford

Description of talk:

  "The Coast to Coast path in England owes its existence to one man: Alfred Wainwright. In 1972 Wainwright completed a trek across the width of N. England along a route of his own devising.  Today, the Coast to Coast is one of the most popular long-distance footpaths in England, and roughly follows Wainwright's route.  The 190-mile hike goes from St. Bees on the West coast to Robin's Hood Bay on the East coast, and around two-thirds of the walk is spent in the national parks of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.  Floyd Sandford will give an illustrated talk of his 7-day hike on the Western half of the C2C in April 2016, from St. Bees to Kirkby Stephen, a distance of 85 miles."



March 6


April 3

Raptor Resource Project Director John Howe will present a joint program for Cedar Rapids Audubon Society and the Linn County Conservation Department at 7:30pm on Monday, April 3 at the First Lutheran Church at 1000 3rd Ave SE, in Cedar Rapids.  John will discuss note only the Decorah Eagles, but also the return of falcons to the Mississippi River Valley.


Founded in 1988 by the late Bob Anderson, the non-profit Raptor Resource Project specializes in the preservation of falcons, eagles, ospreys, hawks, and owls. The Resource Project’s goal is to create, improve, and directly maintain over 50 nests and nest sites, provide training in nest site creation and management, and develop innovations in nest site management and viewing that bring people closer to the natural world. Their mission is to preserve and strengthen raptor populations, expand participation in raptor preservation, and help foster the next generation of preservationists.


First Lutheran Church is located at 1000 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids.  The social time begins at 7pm and the program itself will begin at 7:30pm.


May 1

Jim Durbin will be showing photographs of warblers and hummingbirds he has seen in his travels around the US. The meeting 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.


June 5


July 3


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