Learn about binoculars and field guides as well as birding apps and other helpful tools.
Birding is popular because it’s easy to get started, and it offers increasingly greater rewards the more you learn. It’s also an inexpensive hobby — a field guide and pair of binoculars are all you need.
Read on for tips on how to get started identifying Missouri's birds around your home or out in the field. This section provides information on:
- Birdwatching tools
- Identifying birds
- Bird behavior and habitats
- Great places to watch birds in Missouri
- MDC bird-related events