- A-Z Animals
Missouri has a varied topography with farmlands, forested areas, and alluvial plains stretched throughout the state. Hence, it is pretty evident that the state would abound in various bird species from summer to winter.
The Missouri Birding Society or MBS classifies 437 species inhabiting Missouri per the July 2021 records.
The eastern bluebird has been Missouri’s official state bird since 1927.
All-year-round: American Goldfinch, Blue Jay, House Finch, Common Redpoll , American Robin
In Summer: Common Redpoll, Black-backed Woodpecker, Ruffed Grouse, Evening Grosbeak, Eastern Bluebird
In Winter: Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch
Birds of Prey: Red-Tailed Hawk, Broad-Winged Hawk, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk
Water Birds: Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned night heron, American Bittern, Great Egret , Snowy Egret