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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
A Gathman Cape Girardeau Weekend English, Spanish
I'm a molecular biologist and amateur birder. Can guide to numerous state conservation areas and state parks in the region, as well as Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
B Eddleman Cape Girardeau Weekend English
I live in Cape Girardeau Missouri. This is within 20 miles of Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area and Union County Conservation Area in Illinois, and within 50 miles of Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Duck Creek Conservation Area, Otter Slough Conservation Area, and Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area in Missouri. I am very familiar with all of these areas, as well as hotspots in town during spring migration. I am a former professional ornithologist (now university administrator) who intends to devote more time to birding in the future. If people have target species they might wish to find within 50 miles, I can give them pointers or ideas, or lead them there on many weekends with advance notice.

R Wilhoit Independence, Missouri Anytime English
Retired, and amateur photographer and birder.
Jackson, Platte, Buchanan & Holt Co. hotspots, state parks & conservation areas.

Area Birds:
Nature: birdwatching, photography, walking and hiking.

J O'Neill Kansas City Anytime English
J Braddock Kansas City/Mooresville/Swan Lake NWR Weekend English
R Simmons Kansas City/Lees Summit Anytime English, Spanish
Some weekdays, Sunday
L Everett Platte City Weekend English
J Williams Republic Weekend English
Near Springfield and Branson in southwest Missouri. Our area has a mix of habitats including pasture, forest, prairie, clear streams, set in rolling hills. Known for Scissor-Tail Flycatchers, Painted Buntings, Short-eared Owls, and good numbers of migrating neo-tropic species.
J Decker Rolla Anytime English
Retired forster. Moderate birding skills. Access to open prairie, lakes, woods, streams. Western edge of Mississippi flyway.

B Rowe St. Louis, Missouri Possible almost any day, with sufficient notice. English, Italian; some French, German.
Have birded the US for 55 years, with experience in most areas, and have led birding tours to many parts of N. America.

Very familiar with midwest and with Missouri/Illinois in particular.

Have served on Missouri Bird Records Committee for 23 years.

Area Birds:
Many aspects of nature, esp. birds, butterflies, other life forms. Reading, hiking, music, bridge, etc.
M Mittleman Weekend English, French
J Solodar St. Louis Anytime English, alguno espanol
M Glenshaw St. Louis Weekend English, some German
I've been observing, documenting and doing outreach with a mated pair of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park since December 2005. I lead owl prowls and give talks on the owls throughout the year. Please see my website,, for more information
P Harrison Shelbyville Weekend English

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Local Information
Name Description
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Missouri
Local weather Yahoo
Bird check list Printable
The Audubon Society of Missouri

For overview of area birds, go to
Burroughs Audubon Society Club
Columbia Audubon Society Club
East Ozarks Audubon Society Club
Grand River Audubon Society Club
Greater Ozarks Audubon Society Club
Midland Empire Audubon Society Club
Ozark Gateway Audubon Society Club
Ozark Rivers Audubon Society Club
River Bluffs Audubon Society Club
Scenic Rivers Audubon Society Club
St Louis Audubon Society Club
Webster Groves Nature Study Society Club
North American Butterfly Association St. Louis
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites