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Building Better Birders Workshop

posted on 5/19/23

The Marion County Conservation Dept. is excited to host a Building Better Birders and Citizen Scientists Workshop at the Cordova Park office bldg, 1378 Hwy G28, Otley, IA 50214. North side of Lake Red Rock, Wednesday, June 7.  This program is geared for family and is a come and go event.

For the past two years, Kelly McKay, along with Clinton County Conservation and Nahant Marsh Education Center have been presenting a program designed to create a citizenry with better bird identification skills and to promote participants getting involved with local citizen science projects.  Please come join us!

7:00-10:00 a.m.:          Bird hike - it will be a fun one! Karr Trail

10:00-10:30 a.m.        Break/visit/questions

10:30-Noon                 Upland Forest Birds/powerpoint presentation

    Cordova office/multi-purpose room

Noon-1:00 p.m.           Lunch/visit/questions (lunch will be provided)

1:00-2:30 p.m.             “Combat Birding-Avian Research with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along the Upper Mississippi River”

                                      Cordova Park office/multi-purpose room

This workshop is conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation), Brian Ritter & James Wiebler (Nahant Marsh Ed. Center). Funding for this workshop was provided by Resource Enhancement and Protection-Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).
The official workshop website is https://buildingbetterbirders.com