By MICHELE SKALICKY • APR 14, 2016
You can find out the best places to birdwatch in Missouri on a new website. The site, greatmissouribirdingtrail.com, includes maps of the best birding sites around the state along with information on bird conservation. There’s also birding tips, beginner basics, landscaping for birds and how to get involved with local bird organizations.
The Great Missouri Birding Trail project was started by Mike Doyen of Rolla, president of the Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation. It’s now a partnership between the Foundation and the Missouri Department of Conservation with support from other state and federal agencies and birding organizations.
According to MDC, the St. Louis and Kansas City sections of the Great Missouri Birding Trail are complete, but work continues on four remaining sections including southwest, southeast, northeast and central, which will be completed in the next few years.