jery smith park
kansas city, mo
burroughs audubon field trip.meet 0730 in parking lot at park. morning only
Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
Departure Point: Patricia’s Foods, 900 N. Keene Street, Columbia, MO
We’ll carpool from Patricia’s Foods at 5:30 a.m. If you’re not joining the carpool, meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Forest Park parking lot that is accessed off Wells Drive where the MCD sign can be seen at the entrance. Directions: From Clayton Rd./ Hwy 64 and Skinker enter the park just north of that intersection. Stay on Wells Drive, going east past Government Drive. The entrance is on the north side of Wells, west of Tamm. We’ll start in Forest Park and play it by ear as to whether we stay there or move on to Tower Grove Park.
Kevin Wehner - (573) 815-0352
Columbia Audubon Society Albert Children’s Wildlife Area
Departure Point: Patricia’s Foods, 900 N. Keene Street, Columbia, MO (north parking lot).
Meet at Patricia’s Foods parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Here’s your chance to bird a high-quality but rarely visited Audubon Nature Area. The Albert area is located about a 15-minute drive northeast of Columbia on the Boone/Calloway county line. Our property (about 80 acres) is part of a larger tract that has been extensively reclaimed after a history of coal strip-mining.
Restoration has left a great mixture of habitats, including a grassland-shrubland-wetland complex along Cedar Creek. We’ll look for area specialties such as Bell’s Vireo, Henslow’s Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, and Orchard Oriole, but a wide variety of migrant and resident species are possible. Check out the CAS website at columbia-audubon.org for more information on the area.
We’ll carpool to the area, because vehicle access is limited. Most birding will be on foot, on and off trails, so come prepared for wet ground and insect pests. The group should be back at Patricia’s Foods around noon.
John Besser - home, (573) 874-5675 or cell, (573) 639-2211
hillsdale lake, ks
burroughs auduon field trip. meet 0700, ihop restaurant, k7 & us hwy 169 in olathe.
bring mud boots for modest marsh hiking.
$5 per vehicle fee.
hartell and kendzora
burroughs audubon field trip. meet 0630, i-35 commuter lot in liberty (exit 20).
bring water, snacks, insect repellent.