Few words can describe the thrill of seeing America’s national symbol soaring through the air in the wild, or close enough to touch. And winter is the ideal time to view bald eagles in Missouri.
By Bill Cooper
Snow geese are in the middle of their annual migration from the Arctic to points across the continental United States and Mexico. Often times they migrate at night ahead of building cold fronts.
Whoever said the outdoors go dormant in winter has never walked on an Ozarks trail at this time of year.
Bird feeding provides year-round enjoyment for some people, but interest in this activity increases in winter. Feeding birds is a great way to learn about different species and it’s an activity that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
They have voices like oboes, feathers like snow, and necks as graceful as a ballet dancer. Trumpeter swans are a bird distinct among the waterfowl that glide into western Missouri on the north winter winds, lingering until ice drives them southward. Watching them vies with spotting eagles and flocks of snow geese as a fun winter wildlife viewing activity, suggests the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).