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Missouri Bird List
Missouri Birding Tips and Information about
Birds of Missouri
Best Places to Go Bird Watching in Missouri including Birding near
in the Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area.
Watching in Missouri State Parks, Missouri
Wilderness Areas, the Ozark Trail and Mark Twain National Forest
Bird watching, often called Missouri birding has quickly
become the most popular spectator sport in Missouri. Bird
Feeding is second only to gardening as Missouri's favorite outdoor
pastime. One of the best places to search for birds is
right in your own back yard, for common backyard birds like
Northern cardinals, chickadees, titmice, wrens, juncos, and
woodpeckers. Anyone at any age can participate in this rewarding
activity. Of the over 800 species found in North America,
over 400 different kinds of birds have been identified
If you would like to see a list of all bird species
ever seen in Missouri, as recorded by the Missouri Bird
Records Committee of the Missouri Audubon Society please see
Birds link at Wikipedia.
Missouri backyard birders have had the unusual opportunity
to spot extremely rare migrants such as yellow-billed loons,
Wilson's plovers and more, but if you want to see
more than the usual Missouri backyard birds, travel to our
region near St. Louis in the Ozarks where you'll have the
opportunity to go birdwatching in the outdoor recreation capital
The reason for the abundance of birds in this region is open
space and the diversity of habitat. Our region is undoubtedly
one of the best areas in Missouri for bird watching.
Our vast oak-hickory forests and pure rivers, streams and
lakes provide homes for a multitude of
birds any season of the year. Whether
hiking, biking, or boating in our region you will see songbirds,
birds of prey and quite possibly the majestic
American Bald Eagle. Missouri
offers some of the most spectacular eagle watching in the
lower forty-eight states. Nearly a hundred pairs of bald eagles
nest in the state. Bald Eagles are
regularly spotted along the Black River. Watch
for eagles perching in big trees near our lakes, the Black
River and near bluffs and creeks.
If you wish to take a relaxing float trip on the Black River
for your bird watching getaway, please see this list
of fine Missouri canoeing and float trip outfitters on the
crystal clear Black River.
The birds represented on this page are just a few of the species
found in our region. Whether you choose to observe from
your canoe while floating on the Black River, or choose to
observe them while hiking in our numerous state or national
parks and conservation areas, we are certain that you will
be thrilled to see this vast array not normally seen in the
urban backyards of Missouri. Don't forget your binoculars
and birding field guide when you're packing for your Misouri
Bird Watching Vacation!
see our missouri
birding locations guide to find the
best places in our region to go bird watching.
If you're a Beginner Bird Watcher, please see our
New Missouri Bird Watchers where you'll find
important Missouri Birding links and information. We
invite you to our region for a Missouri Birding Vacation!
Find links for lodging, accommodations, campgrounds, cabins,
cottages, resorts, bed and breakfast inns, motels, hotels
and Missouri Float trip outfitters on the Black River,
All of our fine hosts are ready to help you plan the Best
Missouri Birding Vacation ever!
Please see www.missouri-vacations.com
for more information on the abundant recreational opportunities,
shopping, dining, history and entertainment in this Missouri
Bird Watching Paradise!