Not that I want to discourage anybody, but I found no woodcocks or owls scouting near the Blue Grosbeak Trail or at several locations in Busch tonight.
If anybody has had either in those areas in the last week or so please email before the walk tomorrow afternoon.
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Grant
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 9:07 PM
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Subject: St. Louis Audubon Woodcock/Owl Prowl Trip Sat., 3/7 @ 5 pm- - Trip Report
St. Louis Audubon Society will be hosting their annual American Woodcock/Owl Prowl on Saturday, March 7 at Busch Conservation Area beginning at 5 pm. We will meet at the Hampton Lake parking lot at 5 pm (directions below and on the St. Louis Audubon website: www.stlouisaudubon.org.) We will first search for owls at a few locations in Busch CA until around 6 pm. We will then proceed to the Blue Grosbeak trail parking lot to hear, and hopefully see, the woodcocks demonstrate. The event should be completed around 7 pm. If you are interested, all members of the group are invited to meet afterwards at a restaurant (to be announced) in Chesterfield Valley for dinner.
Make sure to monitor MOBirds for updates.
It is always cooler, especially near dark, at Busch so dress in layers and warmer than predicted. Bring your own binoculars, water, and snacks.
All birders are invited, and you do not need to be a St. Louis Audubon member. This is also a good trip for beginners and children over age 6.
Directions to Busch Conservation Area/Hampton Lake parking lot:
Take Hwy 64/40 to the Hwy 94 exit. Go south on Hwy 94 about 1.3 miles to Hwy D. Turn right and go about 2 miles to the Busch CA entrance, on the right. At the T, turn left to the Hampton Lake parking lot, which is on the right.
Sue Gustafson & Mike Grant, Trip Leaders