Birding Site Guide to Osage-Tavern Access Printable Site Guide OSAGE-TAVERN ACCESS Edge Wade, May 2010 27 acres Miller Co. DeLorme 45, A/B-10 GPS: 38.3172386312,-92.28929988 Map: http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/6102map.pdf MDC owned; for additional information call 573-346-2210 Directions: From St. Elizabeth, go north on Rt. E to its end and continue north on Hoecker Rd. about 1 mile. When to Visit/Species to Expect: The open campground area is a productive place for spring migration viewing and for seeking summer nesters. The riparian habitat may hold water-loving nesting warblers. Grassland species may be seen on the perimeter, and waterfowl may be seen in the fall and winter. Features of interest to birders: Figure-eight road through a savanna-like campground gives good viewing opportunities for the center area and the wilder grassy and wooded perimeter. Toilets: 1 privy Camping: 17 campsites Hazards/Limitations: The access is at the confluence of Tavern Creek and the Osage River, so is subject to flooding. It is a popular place on summer weekends; bird it on weekdays. Nearby Birding Sites: Painted Rock CA, Saline Valley CA, Wilson Camp Access.