Birding Boot Camp

3/30/2019 to 3/31/2019 | Roaring River State Park | Cassville, MO

We want you! Come to the park for Birding Boot Camp. Beginners and experienced birders are invited to learn more about bird watching. Participants can join us for just one activity or all five. We will be covering topics such as bird identification, songs, nests and how to help scientists around the world protect birds. Strap on your boots, grab your binoculars and get ready for 2019 Birding Boot Camp!

Saturday, March 30
  • 0900 hours  -  Birding March
    Bring your binoculars for our first bird watching experience. We will hike Chute Ridge Glade to observe the birds in this unique habitat. Meet at the nature center.
  • 1200 hours - Fancy Feathers and Field Marks
    Learn the basics of bird anatomy and field marks. Field marks are crucial for learning to identify new birds. Meet at the nature center.
  • 1500 hours -  Bird the Builder
    Birds build unique homes.  Come learn about the different styles of nests, and get a chance to create your own.  Meet at the nature center.
Sunday, March 31
  • 0900 hours - Birding March
    Bring your binoculars for a short hike. We will hike River Trail to observe the birds along Roaring River.  Meet at the nature center.
  • 1500 hours -  Birding by Ear
    Come listen to recordings of bird calls. You will learn tips to recognize bird’s songs and calls. After, we will test what we have learned outside of the nature center.

This is a free event open to the public. For more information about the event, contact a park naturalist at the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center at 417-847-3742. Click here to read the news release. 

12716 Farm Road 2239, Cassville, MO | (417) 847-2539

Associated activities

  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs