Missouri Bird Watching

Here at Young’s Lodge, besides enjoying the great outdoors, our guests can also partake of some excellent bird watching opportunities.

There are more than 800 different species of birds in the United States and more than 400 have been identified in the state of Missouri.  The reason for the large amounts of birds in the state is because of the wide open spaces and diverse habitats, and as a result, there is a multitude of birds to watch in any season.

The following is a list of some the different types of birds which either migrate or make their home in Missouri:

  • American Avocet
  • American Bald Eagle
  • American Black Duck
  • American Coot
  • American Kestrel
  • American White Pelican
  • American Wigeon
  • American Woodcock
  • Bald Eagle
  • Barnacle Goose
  • Barrow’s Goldeneye
  • Black-bellied Whistling Duck
  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Black-necked Stilt
  • Black Scoter
  • Black Vulture
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Brant
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • Brown Pelican
  • Cackling Goose
  • Canada Goose
  • Canvasback
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • Clark’s Grebe
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Common Merganser
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Dunlin
  • Eskimo Curlew
  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Fulvous Whistling-Duck
  • Franklin’s Gull
  • Gadwall
  • Garganey
  • Great Egret
  • Greater Prairie-Chicken
  • Greater Scaup
  • Greater White-fronted Goose
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Green Heron
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Golden Eagle
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Kildeer
  • King Rail
  • Lesser Scaup
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Long-tailed Duck
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
  • Mallard
  • Mississippi Kite
  • Mottled Duck
  • Mountain Plover
  • Mute Swan
  • Neotropic Cormorant
  • Northern Bobwhite
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Northern Pintail
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Osprey
  • Pacific Loon
  • Piping Plover
  • Prairie Falcon
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Red Knot
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Red-necked/Little Stint
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-throated Loon
  • Redhead
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Ross’s Goose
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Ruff
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Sabine’s Gull
  • Sanderling
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Smew
  • Snowy Egret
  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Sora
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Stilt Sandpiper
  • Surf Scoter
  • Swainson’s Hawk
  • Swallow-tailed Kite
  • Thayer’s Gull
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Tundra Swan
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Virginia Rail
  • Whimbrel
  • White-faced Ibis
  • White-tailed Kite
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Whooping Crane
  • Wild Turkey
  • Willet
  • Wilson’s Phalarope
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • Wood Duck
  • Wood Stork
  • Yellow-billed Loon
  • Yellow-crowned Night Heron
  • Yellow Rail