Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, 6700 W. Rte. K Columbia, MO
We will leave Songbird Station’s parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and carpool to McBaine trailhead, where River Bluffs Audubon Society will be meeting us before 9 a.m. - don’t forget your spotting scopes! We will return to Songbird Station’s parking lot around noon.
Songbird station will be celebrating their Anniversary with a booking program where you pre-pay for seed at a discounted price and pick it up when you need it, that way you will always have fresh seed. There will also be loads of in store specials. This is the perfect time to stock up on bird necessities for the coming winter months, while supporting our local economy.
Eric Wood and
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
4968 Rangeline Rd, Columbia, MO
AFTERNOON FIELD TRIP
We will leave the visitor center’s parking lot at 3:00 p.m. by foot and explore Bradford Farms. Wear your tallest waterproof boots, if you want, as Brad will take us through some shallow water areas in hopes of flushing Rails and Marsh and Sedge Wrens. Other target species include Vesper, Le Conte’s and Nelson’s Sparrows. Expect lots of slow walking and many bird species! We will return to the parking lot at dark.
Leader: Brad Jacobs
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Prairie Fork Conservation Area, Williamsburg, MO 63388
Carpool leaves Patricia's Foods at 8am. Amber Edwards, Education Coordinator, is meeting the group at Prairie Fork at 9 am. Located in eastern Calloway County, it is used for educational experiences in topics including forestry and soils. It has been managed in close cooperation with the University of Missouri and Prairie Fork Trust and much effort has been made to restore parts of this 711 acre area to the natural prairie/savanna habitat that once graced this region of Missouri.
Laurie Shawver 573-999-5962 or Lori Turner firstname.lastname@example.org
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 16194 Swan Lake Ave. Sumner, MO 64681
The Big Sit And Possibly The Swallow Gathering.
We will join the Grand River Audubon Society for ‘The Big Sit’ on the observation deck at Swan Lake NWR, this entails participants sitting in a circle with a 17 ft. radius facing outward, that way we have a 360° vantage point. The goal is to see as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period; this does not mean we all have to be there for 24 hours. GRAS will have a BBQ going for lunch so please bring a side for the pot luck.
If the Swallow Gathering is on another day we will have a separate field trip with a choice of having dinner at a Bed and Breakfast nearby, it will be very short notice -FYI.
Lori Turner and Edge Wade