Canceled: Birding Boot Camp

3/28/2020 to 3/29/2020 | Roaring River State Park | Cassville, MO

Out of caution, park and site events and programs are suspended until further notice. Missouri State Parks is closely monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and its effect in Missouri. We’re sorry for any inconvenience; however, your safety is our top priority.

We want you! Come to Roaring River State Park for Birding Boot Camp. During the weekend of March 28 and 29, beginners and experienced birders are invited to learn more about bird watching. Visitors can join us for just one activity or all five. We will be covering topics such as bird identification, songs and nests and how to help scientists around the world protect birds. Strap on your boots, grab your binoculars and get ready for 2020 Birding Boot Camp!

Saturday, March 28​​
  • 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 how 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 29
  • 1000 hours – Birding by Ear
    Come listen to recordings of bird calls. Participants will learn tips for recognizing birds' songs and calls. Afterward, we will test what we have learned outside of the nature center.
  • 1500 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.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact a park naturalist at the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center at 417-847-3742.

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

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs