Founded in 1901 as The Audubon Society of Missouri, The Missouri Birding Society is a statewide organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of birds and other wildlife forms. Membership is open to all interested in birds.
The Bluebird is published four times each year to permanently archive information on Missouri birds. Articles include seasonal field reports, results of the deliberations of the Missouri Bird Records Committee, research, and MBS business.
With nearly 70,000 square miles and 114 counties, there are numerous places to explore and find birds. Our county guide will help you find some of these treasures locally or if you venture a bit further.
Missouri lies in the middle of the great North American heartland, with a fauna that reflects influences from all directions. Being east of center, our state will always fall within the “eastern” volume of any two-volume field guide; yet one can feel a pull from the West at the sight of a Swainson’s Hawk or a Greater Roadrunner…or a Collared Lizard on a cedar glade.
The Missouri Bird Records Committee (MBRC) is a standing committee of MBS that maintains a state checklist of birds, reviews reports of rare and unusual birds, and archives such records.
Check out the event calendar and numerous links to other resources of interest to Missouri birders including our Listserv/Mailing List and our Facebook page.