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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Magnificent frigatebird in the Galapagos.

Birds of Mississippi: Summer

Summer Birds of Mississippi (June, July, August) June:  Surprisingly, shorebird migration isn’t yet over; and efforts to see these shorebirds should continue as well. Surely you have noticed that spring migration is prolonged; while the height of it takes place during March, April, and May, it actually began way back in late January, winds down

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