Birding Missouri – Jefferson City Big Sit

Veery and her son Dakota have temporarily moved! The Birdfreak Team is partially split for the summer/fall as Veery spends six months working in Jefferson City, Missouri. Join them as they answer the question: How’s the birding in Mid Missouri?

Dakota and I chose our own (temporary) front porch to do the Big Sit this year from Jefferson City, Missouri. The local birding club had a couple of locations in Jefferson City, but we decided to do our own. Mainly, this was because my sister (Susie…a.k.a. Snowy Owl) was down for a visit and we wanted to hang out.

American Robin Silhouette
Big SIt - First Bird

The weather was…COLD! And cloudy. And our species total was small. But that didn’t stop us from enjoying the day and the count. Still, nothing tops last year’s count, both in weather and in bird totals!

The Master List

  1. Great Horned Owl
  2. Blue Jay
  3. American Robin
  4. Common Grackle
  5. Red-winged Blackbird
  6. House Sparrow
  7. House Finch
  8. American Goldfinch
  9. European Starling
  10. Killdeer
  11. American Crow
  12. Mourning Dove
  13. Northern Mockingbird
  14. Cedar Waxwing
  15. Eastern Meadowlark
  16. Black-capped Chickade
  17. Northern Cardinal
  18. Downy Woodpecker
  19. Carolina Wren
  20. Tufted Titmouse
  21. White-throated SParrow
  22. Cooper’s Hawk
  23. Eastern Bluebird
  24. Red-tailed Hawk
  25. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  26. White-breasted Nuthatch
  27. Northern Flicker
  28. Turkey Vulture
  29. Canada Goose

Big Sit View
View from Jennie's Big Sit Location

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