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Old Wednesday 16th December 2009, 10:51   #1
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Christmas in St Louis

Airline strikes permitting I will be in St Louis 25 Dec to 2 Jan. It will be mainly family time, but there may be a chance to sneak off and do some birding. Can anyone recommend sites that will be worth visiting at this time of year? I will have a car

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From the other thread Shaw Nature Reserve and Forest Park are on the list - but I am hoping someone might have some other ideas for a winter visit!
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Mike, here is a good place to visit while you are in Saint Louis. Various waterfowl, gulls, sparrows, possible longspurs & Snow Buntings, etc.

http://www.greatriverroad.com/Cities...Riverlands.htm
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Old Sunday 20th December 2009, 09:36   #4
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thanks. that looks good.

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Old Wednesday 6th January 2010, 09:41   #5
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well, i didn't get to forest park but we had an excellent visit to shaw nature reserve and several visits to a local park in webster groves. we went to riverlands but it was very cold and windy. a scope would have been useful there. we also explored some of the area opposite pere marquette state park in calhoun (sp?) county illinois, which looked like it would repay a longer visit.

highlights included loads of red headed and a pair of pileated woodpeckers at shaw and a yellow bellied sapsucker in the local park. i was also pleased to see red tailed and red shouldered hawks and a northern harrier.

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