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Nature enthusiasts have an online database designed to help them enjoy observing birds in state parks. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Nature enthusiasts have a new tool to help them enjoy birds in state parks.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Audubon Society are teaming up for the State Parks Checklist Project.
Volunteers with the Audubon Society are collecting data on birds they observe in state parks and putting the information in an online database that's available to the public.
Sue Holst is the Public Information Officer for the Natural Resources Department.
She says there's been an ongoing effort for years to create a bird checklist for state parks. She says the partnership with the Audubon Society will help expand the checklist.
And Holst says the website includes an opportunity for you to add your bird sightings to the database.
Holst says the project's goal is to provide basic data in the checklist and in-depth information for those who want to learn more about various species.
Holst says there are plenty of birds in Missouri to observe.
The bird database is online at mobirds.org