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Photo of an American wigeon pair floating on a lake.

American Wigeon Pair

The American wigeon is a popular duck for hunting. Missouri has several wetland areas managed for public waterfowl hunting. Our state and federal hunting regulations, National Wildlife Refuge System, and programs like the federal duck stamp help ensure healthy waterfowl populations.

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American Woodcock

Scolopax minor
This remarkable bird is a short-necked, short-legged, terrestrial shorebird with a long bill. The eyes are set back on its head. When this bird is flushed, its short wings make a startling whirring sound.

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An Urban Wildlife Mystery

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The answer had to come up and bonk him on the head.

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Animal Aggregations, Or, What Do You Call a Group Of …?

Which is more fun, a "barrel" of monkeys or a "romp" of otters?

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Female Anna's Hummingbird

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Architects of The Air

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Beavers may be called nature's engineers, but they can't compete with birds when it comes to ingenuity of home construction. Bird nests are among the most fascinating creations in the animal world, and Missouri has many varieties.

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Attracting Bright Orange Birds to Your Feeder

For eye-popping color, it’s hard to beat Baltimore orioles (called northern orioles for a while, then back to the earlier name).

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Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

Attracting Hummingbirds

Attract ruby-throated hummingbirds by providing food sources for them in your Missouri yard or garden late April through September.

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