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Missouri Birding Tips and Information about Birds of Missouri
Best Places to Go Bird Watching in Missouri including Birding near St. Louis
in the Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area. 

Bird
Watching in Missouri State Parks, Missouri Conservation and
Wilderness Areas, the Ozark Trail and Mark Twain National Forest

Missouri 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 in Missouri.

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f 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 this Missouri Birds link at Wikipedia.

Some 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 of Missouri.

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!

Please 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 Tips for 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!

                Indigo BuntingMourning Dove

Missouri Bird Watching - Great Blue Heron's along Black River in MO!
Missouri Birding - Perigrine Falcon
See Great American Bald Eagles along Missouri's Black River.Missouri Birding - American KestrelOwls are abundant in our region - this baby owl was photographed at Koinania Cottage in Black


Watch the movie about our beautiful Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area -
The best area in Missouri for your Missouri Birdwatching Vacation!

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