Roaring River State Park hosts Birding Boot Camp

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Come to Roaring River State Park for Birding Boot Camp during the weekend of March 30-31.

Beginning and experienced birders are invited to learnabouttopics such as bird identification, songs, nests and helping scientists around the world protect birds. Strap on boots, grab binoculars and get ready for 2019 Birding Boot Camp. Thesefree events areopen to the public.

Saturday, March 30

9 a.m. Birding March Bring binoculars for our first bird watching experience. The group will hike Chute Ridge Glade to observe the birds in this unique habitat. Meet at the nature center.

12 p.m. Fancy Feathers and Field Marks Learn the basics of bird anatomy and field marks. Field marks are crucial for learning to identify new birds. Meet at the nature center.

3 p.m. Bird the Builder Birds build unique homes. Come learn about the different styles of nests, and get a chance to create one. Meet at the nature center.

Sunday, March 31

9 a.m. Birding March Bring binoculars for a short hike. The group will hike River Trail to observe the birds along Roaring River. Meet at the nature center.

3 p.m. Birding by Ear Come listen to recordings of bird calls. People will learn tips to recognize bird songs and calls. After, the group will test our skills outside of the nature center.

Roaring River State Park is located seven miles south of Cassville on Highway 112 in Barry County, southwest Missouri. For more information about the event, contact the park office at 417-847-2539.

For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.