Backyard Birds


White-Crowned Sparrow and Northern Cardinal
White-crowned sparrows and northern cardinals are common backyard birds in Missouri.
Noppadol Paothong

Missouri is a great state for birds. Of the approximately 900 species in North America, more than 400 have been recorded in Missouri, and more than 150 species regularly nest in the state. There are hundreds of great places to watch birds in Missouri.

You can watch your favorite birds at home by establishing bird-feeding stations, supplying water throughout the year, and planting certain vegetation. Native trees, shrubs, vines, and flowers not only produce food for birds, they also provide cover.  

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