Birds at Wildcat Glades

Preserving and restoring essential bird habitat is part of our mission.

White-breasted Nuthatch Photo: Missy Mandel

Birds are crucial components of healthy natural systems, serving as pollinators, predators, scavengers, seed dispersers, and engineers in all habitats. Birds serve as indicators of a broader ecosystem function and environmental health because they respond rapidly to climatic and other changes, and are relatively easy to see and study. Birds and humans need the same things – clean air, water, and land – so the future health of birds and that of humans is inextricably linked.

OUR MISSION: We Guide Learning. Live What We Teach. Nurture Respect For Nature and Thrive Outdoors.

Bird Friendly Backyards
Birds

Bird Friendly Backyards

Make a difference in your own backyard.

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Operation Backyard Recovery
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Operation Backyard Recovery

The May 22, 2011 the F-5 tornado that hit Joplin devastated hundreds of acres of trees and other crucial bird and wildlife habitat.

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Birds at Wildcat Park
Birds

Birds at Wildcat Park

To date, 163 species have been recorded in the area.

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Chimney Swift Tower Projects
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Chimney Swift Tower Projects

Chimney Swifts need our help.

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Christmas Bird Count
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Christmas Bird Count

Join tens of thousands of volunteers across the country in shaping conservation and Congressional decisions during the longest-running citizen science wildlife survey in the world!

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Injured Birds or Animals
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Injured Birds or Animals

It is very common to see baby wild animals outside especially during spring. Unless the animal appears injured or in distress, there may be no need to rescue it. Below are important tips and resources.

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Priority Birds
Birds

Priority Birds

Audubon and the American Bird Conservancy have identified 178 bird species that are in need of top-priority conservation attention. At Wildcat Glades, we focus on 3 key birds found on our grounds.

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Saving Important Bird Areas
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Saving Important Bird Areas

The Important Bird Areas (IBA) program is an international bird conservation program designed to identify, monitor, and conserve areas that are the most important to birds. In Missouri, the IBA process began in November 2002 and 47 IBAs were identified in 2004.

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State Bird of Missouri
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State Bird of Missouri

On March 30, 1927, the native bluebird became the official state bird of Missouri.

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Birds of Wildcat Glades

   

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