Summer Tanager (Photo: Bill Thompson, III)

Birds of Missouri: Summer

Summer Birds of Missouri (June, July, August) Missouri, like many states, has considered making the mosquito the state bird.  It is the one sure sighting on any summer birding excursion in the state.  Its closest rival is the semi-terrestial wood tick. Missouri’s riparian forests, many lakes, and wetlands are breeding areas for “skeeters.” But they

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