Building Better Birders and Citizen Science Workshop 2

Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake, Buena Vista County

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Buena Vista County Conservation is hosting a series entitled “Building Better Birders and Citizen Science Workshops.” There will be four workshops focusing on all different species of birds and will be held throughout the summer at various conservation properties. These workshops will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center) with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation), and Brian Ritter (Nahant Marsh Education Center).

The workshops are free of charge and you are welcome to come for a whole day, partial day, or a just a class that interests you. Snacks, water, and lemonade will be supplied throughout the workshop but bring your own lunch. Bring appropriate walking shoes if you plan on participating in the bird walk, along with sunscreen, bug spray, and dress for weather.

The second workshop will be held at Gabrielson Park on Thursday, July 15th from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. The times and classes are listed below:

Thursday, July 15th ~ Second workshop  

8:30 - 10:00 ~ Bird Walk around lake and wetland area

10:00 - 10:15 ~ Break

10:15 – 12:15 ~ Introduction to the Waterfowl and Upland Game Birds of Iowa Class

12:15 - 1:00 ~ Lunch (Please bring your own)

1:00 – 1:15 ~ Break

1:15 - 3:15 ~ Introduction to the Water Birds of Iowa

3:15 - 3:30 ~ Snack (Provided by BV Conservation) 

3:30 - 5:00 ~ Bird Walk

5:15 ~ End of 2nd workshop 

Registration is required for the bird workshop, please contact the Conservation Office at 712-295-7985 by Wednesday, July 14th to RSVP. When calling to register please let us know if you plan to attend the full workshop or only certain classes.

Funding for the workshop was provided by the Resource Enhancement Protection – Conservation Education Program (REAP- CEP)

For more information on this program, contact the Buena Vista County Conservation Board by calling 712-295-7985 or e-mailing Visit us online at our website, or on Facebook for more up-to-date information.    

Covid-19 Guidelines: 

∙ Any of these activities could be cancelled at any time due to Covid-19. 

∙ Please do not go to any activity if you have a fever, are exhibiting symptoms, have been recently diagnosed, or have been around someone recently diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks.

∙ Social distancing is encouraged. You are welcome to bring your own mask and wear it. 

∙ Participants will be required to use hand sanitizer before and after touching any objects provided by the CCCB.         

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Building Better Birders and Citizen Science Workshop 2


Thursday, July 15, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Gabrielson Park/ Gustafson Lake
1322 440th Street
Sioux Rapids, IA 50585
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