Birds

Missouri has a large numbers of year round resident bird species that enjoy the biodiversity of the state's varied ecosystems. Missouri's geographical location along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers is one of the most active north south migrational fly ways that exists. Many bird species are only here during that spring and fall migrations. The rivers, lakes and ponds of the state provide plenty of aquatic habitat for resident and migrating birds. The diverse woodlands, old fields and agricultural land provide plenty of food source and niche ecosystems for many species of birds to call home. If you are an active birder or just a casual bird watcher there are plenty of bird species to identify and learn more about in your neck of the woods.

Resources:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Online Bird Guide

A 2 Z 4 Birders Online Guide

Missouri Department of Conservation - Birds

American Birding Association

Columbia Audubon Society

River Bluffs Audubon Society

Birdzilla.com

Birdwatching.com

Hummingbirds.net

The Virtual Birder

BAM -Bird Avoidance Model