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What I see has to be science fiction straight out of an artist's imagination.

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Each October, hundreds of thousands of migrating ducks return to Missouri's wetlands.

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This one-page map shows more than 180 areas in the United States and Canada that contribute to the duck-migration report.

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Here Come the Neo-tropicals

You don't have to know all the names of birds to enjoy them, but if learning their names is a goal, taking them three at a time makes the task much more manageable.

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Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

Hummers on Their Way

It’s not too early to visit an interesting website that annually tracks the spring migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds.

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Hummingbird Numbers Increasing

Missouri’s hummingbird feeders should become busier places in the next few weeks, as additional ruby-throated hummingbirds move into our area from more northern states.

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Hummingbirds Are Back!

One of my favorite websites to visit each spring shows a map of the spring return of ruby-throated hummingbirds to the eastern United States.

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Least Tern

Sternula antillarum
Originally, this water bird lived on islands, beaches and sandbars in big rivers, but as these areas have become rare, least terns have been forced to “make do” with dredge islands, dikefields, sandpits and gravel roads atop levees. Because of their habitat loss, they are now endangered.

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Mallard Migration

Every week from late September to early February, more than 100 experts in North American's central flyway rank the progress of mallard migration in their areas. We compile their data to bring you a map showing the status of the mallard migration.

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Missouri's Shorebirds

With its large areas of mudflats and shallow water, the northwest region is your best bet for seeing shorebirds in Missouri.

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