Go Outside! Spring Birds Are Migrating During the Next Few Weeks

May 10, 2016

If you're been outside in the last week or so across the state, you've heard it: spring migratory rush hour. Lots of species make long migrations in the winter, and many bird species are making their appearances right now across the state. 

"We have seen, in the last two days, very large flocks of Harris Sparrows and White Crown Sparrows," says wildlife biologist Jim Pease. "They are coming through from the South and they will end up in the Arctic. It happens quick when they come through. This morning, I haven't noticed nearly as many Harris Sparrows as I did yesterday." 

During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Pease about which species are out and about in the state right now and where to see each of them. He says the migration will last for another two weeks or so.