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January 18, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
GrimesFarm and Conservation Center
2359 233rd Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
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Building Better Birders

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Building Better Birders  - The Ultimate Winter Bird 

Survey: Summary of the First Ever Christmas Bird Count Marathon 

Tuesday, January 18   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Grimes Farm Nature Center, 2349 233rd St.

Registration Fee: FREE

Deadline: January 14 by 4:00 p.m.        

Marshall County Conservation will host birder Kelly McKay as he gives a presentation on the overview and history of the Christmas Bird Counting Program. He will describe the successful completion of the first CBC Marathon by discussing each individual count and highlighting noteworthy birds identified. 


Building Better Birders  - Owl Prowl

Tuesday, January 18   8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Grimes Farm Nature Center, 2349 233rd St.

Registration Fee: FREE

Deadline: January 14 by 4:00 p.m.        

Following the Ultimate Winter Bird Survey program, participants can join Kelly McKay as he leads a hike in search of different types of owls at the Grimes Farm. Remember to dress for the weather. 


Pre-registration is required for the Building Better Birder events, register by calling 641-752-5490, email, or text only 641-758-9777 by January 14. The ‘Building a Better Birder Workshops’ are a series of local community scientist programs designed to create better bird identification skills and to promote local participation with community science projects. Funding for this workshop was provided by the Resource Enhancement Protection-Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).


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