Ozark National Scenic Riverways

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Visitors to the Ozark National Scenic Riverways often come to do more than just float the rivers. Many come to watch the birds. Late fall migration brings the mighty bald eagles to winter along our unfrozen rivers. Many species of birds are found in the Ozarks during the spring and fall migrations. Many are just passing through, but many others call the Ozarks home year round. The birds you see will depend on where you look.

The wide diversity of habitat types in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and its location along the Mississippi Flyway mean that a large variety of bird species can be found in the park. Nearly two hundred species have been identified as nesting or migrating through the area. Over fifty species are known to nest in the park, with at least another dozen species likely.

Birders visiting the Ozark Riverways should come in the summer or  spring or fall migration months. Some of the birds you will see are the Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Common Yellowthroat, Red winged Blackbird, Eastern Kingbird and the American Goldfinch shown on cover photo. The river itself plays a fluid melody in the background while tree frogs join the chorus. Nature and her peaceful sounds lull tired floaters to sleep. With dawn comes the cooing of mourning doves and the tap tap of a woodpecker on a hollow tree.

Away from the water’s edge, birders will find other habitats and different birds. In open fields you might see and hear the bob white quail. This is also home to the handsome brown and yellow meadowlark, recognized by the black “V” on its bright yellow breast. A flock of goldfinches may light up a tree with their brilliant breeding colors of yellow and black. At the edge of the forest you may see regal looking cedar waxwings with their fawn colored bodies and feather tips that look like they were dipped in sealing wax. A streak of blue may reveal an eastern bluebird or the smaller indigo bunting. An abundant variety of sparrows and warblers, too numerous to mention each by name will challenge both experienced and novice birdwatchers.

 

 

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