reason for this abundance of birds is open space and the diversity
of habitat. Our region is near St. Louis and is
undoubtedly one of the best areas in Missouri for bird watching.
Come for a week or a weekend. Our vast oak-hickory forests
and pure rivers, streams and lakes provide homes for a multitude
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. 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
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 Vacation!
see our recreation
pages to find the best places in our region
to go bird watching.