MDC invites public to learn about warblers May 2 and 4 in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Warblers are brightly marked birds that are heard much more often than they are seen. Because of their striking coloration and secluded habits, sightings of these birds are always notable events – even among experienced birders.

People can learn more about these interesting birds and celebrate Migratory Bird Day at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program “Birds Passing Through Warbler Walk. This program will be offered May 2 and May 4 at MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center. It will be 8-10 a.m. both days.

At this program, experienced birder Bo Brown will provide information about warblers during the indoors portion and will then lead people on a warbler hike along the Nature Center’s trails. Participants should bring field guides and  binoculars if they have them and wear comfortable walking attire.

This program is for ages 10 and up. Register at

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is located in southeast Springfield at 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Call 417-888-4237 for information about this program or other events at the Nature Center.