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...