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Winter Birding at Swede Point and Grant's Woods

Meet at the Swede Point Shelter House

Learn how to use binoculars, identify the most common feeder birds, and tips about feeding/observing birds 

Caravan to Grant's Woods, park, and hike to the bird blind in the Wildlife Viewing Area 

Observe birds from inside the bird blind building for about half an hour 

Enjoy hot chocolate in the shelter afterwards

Click on this link to get suggestions for how to dress for winter weather 

Borrow a pair of binoculars and a field guide or bring your own 

Boone County Conservation owns 35 pairs of binoculars and basic birding field guides 

Bird blind building materials, bird feeders, bird food, binoculars, and field guides made possible through a grant awarded by the Iowa DNR and donations from the Big Bluestem Audubon Society, local businesses, and local anonymous supporters 

Call or email Katie Healy, Boone County Naturalist, to reserve your binoculars in advance 
515-230-3285 or

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