Birding Missouri – Runge Conservation Nature Center

Veery has temporarily moved! The Birdfreak Team is partially split for the summer as Veery spends a few months working in Jefferson City, Missouri. Join in on her adventures through a new state and her quest to answer this question: How’s the birding in mid-Missouri?

Runge Conservation Nature Center is located on highway 179 in Jefferson City, Missouri. It is a beautiful nature center with many hiking trails. Almost all the trails are paved with location signs, good maps and information about each trail.

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

There is a wide variety of prairie, savanna and woodland restoration going on. While I hiked the trails I peacefully saw a large variety of birds. Carolina Chickadee and an excited White-eyed Vireo topped the list. I also added a few more species to my Missouri List.

Easy going trail and good birding
Runge Conservation Nature Center

The Nature Center is spectacular. There is a large viewing area behind glass that looks over hummingbird and seed feeders. They even had bins there for bin-less people to use! That is not something I have seen often. There are also exhibits about Missouri habitats and wildlife. I was much impressed.

Runge Conservation Nature Center

Runge Conservation Nature Center


Good birding and God Bless!

4 thoughts on “Birding Missouri – Runge Conservation Nature Center

  1. Veery, I’m glad to see you are getting out and about. The Runge Conservation Center sure looks like a very nice place to visit. I’m glad you are sharing your adventures with all of us. Thanks.

  2. Carol – you are welcome!!

    Mary – we hope to share even more when Veery gets more time to explore!

    Rick – gotta love the prairies!!

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