Birding, Bird Watching, Places to Bird Watch, Watch Eagles in Missouri
Vilander Bluff Natural Area at Onondaga Cave State Park
(Leasburg, Missouri)
This natural area comprises 206 acres, it rests 7 miles from the main portion of the park and is bordered by the Meramec River. Across the river from the bluff is a significant great blue heron rookery with 40 active nests and there is an osprey which is a summer resident of the immediate vicinity. As of June 2008, there are no developments at Vilander Bluff, making it best viewed from the river. The property is, however, accessible by foot and the park's visitor center apparently will give directions to those who ask. In addition to wonderful bird watching, visitors to Vilander Bluff will see limestone/dolomite cliff and limestone/dolomite talus, as well as chert savanna and dry chert forest, all of which are significant to the state and the region.
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There is no better place to admire our native hummingbirds than from the All American cabin. Rose of Sharon bushes outside the kitchen bay window and a red, white and blue feeder attached to the screened porch set the stage for a hummingbird watching extravaganza. In addition to hummingbirds, the woods at ArdPark are home to good populations of woodpeckers, hawks, falcons, owls, cardinals, blue birds, barn swallows, finches and a variety of song birds.
Woodson K. Woods Memorial Conservation Area
(St. James, Missouri)
Just on the other side of Steelville off of Highway 8 near St. James lies on of the most beautiful state owned properties in Missouri. Comprised of over 5,600 acres, rich in history and bird populations, bird watching enthusiasts will relish at the sights. Bald eagles overwinter in this area. Visitors can also expect to see forest interior and riparian corridor species as well as heron rookeries in the Springs End Forest designated natural area. This area is currently being managed for dove.
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Maramec Spring Park
(St. James, Missouri)
Nestled next to the Woodson K. Woods Memorial Conservation Area, this facility is owned and operated by The James Foundation. Bird watchers have opportunity for a full day or weekend visiting both properties. Maramec Spring Park is an excellent area for bird watching with numerous bald eagles seen here during the winter.
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Birding, Bird Watching, Places to Bird Watch, Watch Eagles in Missouri
Birding, Bird Watching, Places to Bird Watch, Watch Eagles in Missouri
Birding, Bird Watching, Places to Bird Watch, Watch Eagles in Missouri
Birding, Bird Watching, Places to Bird Watch, Watch Eagles in Missouri
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins, Campground, Steelville, Berryman, Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging, Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins, Campground, Steelville, Berryman, Missouri, Pet Friendly, Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
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Redheaded Woodpecker by Dave Menke
Credit Dave Menke/USFWS
Barn Owl by
Thomas G. Barnes
Credit Gary Kramer/USFWS
Birding, Bird Watching, Places to Bird Watch, Watch Eagles in Missouri
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