Category Archives: Birds

PGT Big Day

We saw 83 different kinds of birds yesterday at the Prairie Garden Trust. We started bird watching a dawn and continued in a relaxed fashion until sunset. The weather was perfect and bird migration is at a peak. We walked … Continue reading

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Birding in the Rain

The weather did NOT cooperate for the PGT Birdwalk today. We had rain, wind and lightening. Despite the horrible conditions 6 people (serious people! crazy people?) showed up at 7 AM and happily trudged through the property. Over the next … Continue reading

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PGT Spring Birdwalk

The PGT Spring Bird Walk begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Prairie Garden Trust visitor center. Anyone interested is welcome to join us for this free stroll for a couple of hours through the fields … Continue reading

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New PGT Birding Site Guide!

The Audubon Society of Missouri has just published a Birding Site Guide to Prairie Garden Trust. Click here for a link to it. Thanks to Edge Wade for putting this together!

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New Birds!

We saw 5 new birds on our walk this morning: Summer Tanager Worm-eating Warbler Henslow’s Sparrow Yellow-breasted Chat Yellow-throated Warbler On the 4-mile hike we were impressed that the oak buds have opened giving a green-haze appearance to the woods. … Continue reading

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Green Heron

We just returned from a 5-mile walk here at the Prairie Garden Trust. With the perfect Spring weather there are many wildflowers and birds to see. We counted 48 different types of birds this morning including our first Green Heron … Continue reading

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American Woodcock on nest

Matt and I were killing invasive-exotic plants this morning around the old Calwell Pottery. The underground kilns of the pottery were very active in the 1830s but it has long been abandoned and is now overgrown with brush. This brush … Continue reading

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American Woodcock nest with eggs

I startled a woodcock this afternoon as I was taking a walk with Lorna. As I stepped off the path to mark a multiflora rose a woodcock catapulted up into the air right in front of me. That alerted me … Continue reading

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Early Spring Birds

Having a week with temperatures in the 70s is a treat and it’s bringing the birds back. Today we got a good look at an Eastern Phoebe. This is about a month earlier than I’m used to seeing them. Last … Continue reading

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Sedge Wren

I was surprised to come across a Sedge Wren today as I was walking the prairie to check on the Oaks we’ve planted. Finding Sedge Wrens is hit-and-miss here. Unlike any other bird I know of they are most abundant … Continue reading

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