121st Annual Christmas Bird Count

121st Annual Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the longest-running community science project in the United States, started by ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, who saw the value in counting birds instead of shooting them, which had been a Christmas Day tradition in the late 1800s....
Wintering Short-eared Owls

Wintering Short-eared Owls

By Carol Davit, MPF Executive Director      On December 8, MPF Technical Advisor Jeff Cantrell led an “MPF Short-eared Owl Investigation” at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Shawnee Trail Conservation Area in Barton County.      The...
Webinars and Master Classes for the New Year

Webinars and Master Classes for the New Year

Missouri Prairie Foundation & Grow Native! Webinars and Master Classes for the New Year Enjoy weekly online programming January through March 2021 December 15, 2020, Columbia, MO—The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) and its 20-year-old Grow Native! program have...
Ferruginous Hawk at Prairie State Park

Ferruginous Hawk at Prairie State Park

Prairie State Park in Barton County, MO had an interesting avian visitor last week—a young ferruginous hawk! It was first identified by Vivek Govind Kumar on November 23rd, and has been reported each day through the 29th. Thanks to eBird, Facebook groups, listservs,...