Next Meeting of the Missouri Birding Society

Fall Meeting
Bunker Hill Retreat, Mountain View
September 22-24, 2023

Bunker Hill Retreat is located on the banks of the Jacks Fork River within the Ozark National Scenic Riverway. The facilities are nestled under large trees adjacent to the river. The Retreat offers excellent birding and a relaxing walk among the cabins will yield many birds.

The Friday evening activity is a presentation is by Stephen Bost, Founder & President of the Ozark Chinqaupin Foundation, and Leslie Bost, Director of Communications & Research. The OCF is dedicated to restoring the Ozark Chinquapin to the woodlands and forests of south-central U.S. 

The Saturday keynote presentation features Rebecca Landewe, Chief Ecologist with the L-A-D Foundation which manages the 150,000 acre Pioneer Forest. Rebecca will lead a full-day field trip that includes two adjacent L-A-D properties off Hwy. 19 near Round Spring. The parcels are Virgin Pine/Shortleaf Pine-Oak Woodland and the Woods Hole Reserve along the Current River with bottomland floodplain forest.These sites are under consideration for monitoring/ eBird checklist submissions by MBS members in a potential CACHE-like agreement between MBS and the L-A-D Foundation. 

For those keeping track, the Friday and Saturday presentations have been flipped since the original annoucement.



Registration for this event consists of two parts - A) Registration for MBS on this site, and B) Reserving rooms AND MEALS at Bunker Hill by contacting them directly.

MBS Meeting Registration is $23. The Sunday picnic lunch at the pavillion is included in the registration. There is NO DEDUCTION if you do not attend the Sunday picnic.

Lodging and meals at Bunker Hill Retreat is $160 (includes 2 nights with Saturday dinner and breakfast on both days.)

For those staying off-site, registration is $23 plus $20 for the Saturday dinner. Payment is to MBS by check or through PayPal.

Reserve your sleeping room and meals directly with Bunker Hill Retreat by phone 417-934-2333 or email You may pay the full amount ($160 per person) or hold the room with a deposit of $20 and pay the balance on arrival. Either way they prefer payment by check as they can process credit cards in person, but NOT over the phone. Their address is 6027 Bunker Hill Road, Mountain View, MO  65548. Their website,, offers a map and directions.

Cabins at Bunker Hill are designed for families or groups. You probably will not get a cabin to yourself. If you know who you want to share a cabin with, have one person reserve for the group and let them know who your roommates should be. If you reserve for just yourself, you will be assigned to a cabin for men, women or couples.

Check in begins Friday at 2:00 p.m., check out Sunday by 11:00 a.m. Please note that the property is accessible between 2:00 p.m. Friday through 2:00 p.m. Sunday.


On Saturday, breakfast and dinner are provided for those staying on site. Breakfast is provided on Sunday. A dinner bell announces when you can go to the dining hall. When you sit, the meal is brought to you right away for quick service and getting out to the field.

Please note, no meals are provided on Friday, or for Saturday lunch. Each cabin has a refrigerator, and a microwave is available in a separate building.

Please also note that if you stay off-site, you are responsible for your own meals, although you can buy Saturday dinner at $20 (see the registration form.)


You may sign up for field trips in advance, but can change your mind at registration, forms will be available for your convenience.

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