Birding Site Guide to Jentell Brees Access Printable Site Guide JENTELL BREES ACCESS 32 acres Buchanan Co. DeLorme 19, I-7/8 GPS: 39.6910400279,-94.9637942003 Map: http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/9424map.pdf MDC owned; for information call 816-271-3100 Directions: From US 59 south of St. Joseph, go 7 miles west and south on Rt. U, then right (west) on the gravel road at Contrary Creek for about 1 mile. When to Visit/Species to Expect: Anytime. Cool weather and migration may bring a variety of birds along the river. Snow Geese stop over here and Ross’s may be among them; Common Goldeneye and Common Mergansers are likely. Wintering sparrows should be present. Features of interest to birders: Entrance road bisects a narrow strip of MDC land as it nears the Missouri River (about half grassland and half old field). A small (2 acres) area of trees and a small wetland add possibilities. The main attraction is the view of the Missouri River and any bird activity on it. Toilets: 1 privy along the entrance road Camping: None Hazards/Limitations: None noted Nearby Birding Sites: Lake Contrary, Bluffwoods CA, Kneib (W.V. & A.C.) Mem. CA.