short-eared owl
Participating in Christmas Bird Counts in grassland areas provides birders an opportunity to see species that only spend winter here, such as this short-eared owl.

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.


Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

bee on a flower