Birding Missouri – State List

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?

I have officially started my State of Missouri bird list. I’ve decided to count everything I (and any visiting Birdfreaks) find within the state line. I am curious to find out more about Missouri hotspots, but I haven’t done much research yet. I do want to find Road Runners and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, but I will have to travel a bit to find those two! Many of the birds that have made the list so far are from Binder Park, a busy city park that contains a large lake and some good birdy possibilities.

Binder Park
Binder Park

Daily I see (and hear!) Northern Mockingbirds around Jefferson City and I am loving them more and more! They aren’t common in Northern Illinois, so I was so excited the first time I saw one. I haven’t gotten a good photo yet, but I was able to snap an Eastern Wood-Pewee and a few scenery shots of Binder Park.

Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee

Good birding and God Bless!

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