Do you enjoy birds and birding? Then volunteer to assist with spring migration bird surveys at Knob Noster State Park.
Bird surveys are low-impact activities that require participants to walk slowly and document birds that are seen and heard. Surveys will utilize eBird for documentation. Surveying the migratory birds that use the park during the spring helps assess the ecological status of the habitats in the area. The data is used to create future bird checklists and recognize the importance of certain areas.
Those who would like to participate should contact Chris Edmondson by email (Chris.Edmondson@dnr.mo.gov) or phone (660-563-2463) to sign up for this opportunity. Volunteers will meet Chris at the Knob Noster State Park visitor center at 7:30 a.m. on the scheduled survey dates.
Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, a field guide, water, snacks, insect repellent and sunscreen. In the event of adverse birding weather, the survey will be canceled for the scheduled day.
Feb. 18, 25
March 4, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 29
May 6, 13