Building Better Birders and Citizen Scientists Workshop #1

Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course, Hamilton County

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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

This workshop is conducted by Kelly McKay (Bio Eco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation), Brian Ritter & James Wiebler (Nahant Marsh Ed. Center) 

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 Building Better Birders and Citizen Workshop #1 Schedule

Meet at the Hamilton County Conservation Office at 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA 50595 ( We will car caravan to Shelter 2)

6:30 - 8:30 AM Early Morning Bird Walk by Kelly McKay at Woodland Trail Head by Shelter 2 at Brigg's Woods Park 

8:30 - 9:00 AM Break for discussion and return to Conservation Office  

9:00 - 10:30 AM Introduction to Iowa Birds ID Part 1 by Kelly McKay

10:30 - 10:45 AM Break for Discussion and Snacks

10:45 - 11:45 AM Introduction to Blue Bird House Success by Jaclyn Hill 

11:45 - 1:00 PM Lunch at the office on your own (Bring your own sack lunch or get some lunch at the golf course clubhouse or in Webster City)

1:00 - 2:30 PM Introduction to Bird ID Part 2 by Kelly McKay 

2:30 - 2:45 PM Break and discussion

2:45 - 3:15 PM Introduction to Butterfly Gardens by John Laird of Hamilton County Conservation

3:15 - 3:30 PM Linger Longer & Questions

3:30 PM Depart 

This is the first of three workshops to be given in a series by Kelly McKay thanks to REAP CEP Funding. 



To Register

Registration starts from 05/16/2023


Building Better Birders and Citizen Scientists Workshop #1


Tuesday, May 16, 2023
6:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Conservation Office Brigg's Woods Park
2490 Briggs Woods Trail
Webster City, IA 50595
John Laird at 515-297-0423
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