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DNR monitoring for avian influenza in wild birds

DNR monitoring for avian influenza in wild birds

  • 4/8/2022 9:15:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and its federal partners are working together to monitor for the presence of avian influenza in Iowa’s wild birds.
If you are feeding birds right now you need to read this

If you are feeding birds right now you need to read this

  • 4/4/2022 2:21:00 PM
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If you enjoy feeding birds, late winter can be a very exciting time as the migrants start to arrive and claim a place on the feeder beside the birds we've been watching all winter. It's also a time, however, to be extra vigilant about keep your bird feeders clean!
Mystery ailment impacting birds inching westward

Mystery ailment impacting birds inching westward

  • 6/29/2021 1:28:00 PM
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Since May, state agencies, wildlife rehabilitators, and animal control operators in the Mid-Atlantic United States have received a sharp uptick in reports of sick or dead songbirds.
Shorebirds flocking to mudflats at Lake Red Rock

Shorebirds flocking to mudflats at Lake Red Rock

  • 8/25/2020 1:14:00 PM
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Birdwatchers know that heading north out of Pleasantville on North State Street, will lead them to a dead end at Lake Red Rock, near the impoundment that holds the greatest number of shorebirds available to birdwatchers without a boat.
Iowa's teal season opens Sept. 1

Iowa's teal season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/21/2018 12:40:00 PM
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Iowa’s first duck hunting season begins September 1 with the 16 day teal-only season. These fast flying early migrators use the first cool spell in late August as a sign to start heading south.
40th Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar - Fascinations of the Loess Hills

40th Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar - Fascinations of the Loess Hills

  • 5/3/2016 1:32:00 PM
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The Loess Hills Prairie Seminar, sponsored annually by the Northwest Area Education Agency, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Monona County Conservation, is June 3-5, beginning at West Monona High School, in Onawa, and then moving to the Loess Hills Wildlife Management Area campground, near Castana.
7 Ways to Attract Songbirds to Your Yard

7 Ways to Attract Songbirds to Your Yard

  • 9/2/2015 12:00:00 PM
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Whether you’re trying to attract photo subjects or some cute little neighbors for company, creating a songbird habitat in your yard is a great way to get nature to come to you. No matter if you’ve got a yard the size of a postage stamp or a full acreage, there are plenty of ways to draw in the feathered friends you’re looking for. Check out the tips and tricks below for making your yard as homey as possible.