Saturday, March 3rd

Field Trip to Eagle Bluffs CA

9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Meet at MKT parking lot at McBaine. We will carpool from there to reduce the number of cars.

  We will drive through Eagle Bluffs, stopping to look and set up scopes if we see something at a distance and finish around noon. Bring:  Binoculars, and spotting scope and FRS radio if you have one. Leader: John Besser Contact Info:  

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Saturday, February 24th

CAS Lake Tour 2018

8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

The Carpool will meet at AC commuter parking lot (SE corner of New Haven and Highway 63) at 8:00 a.m.

  We will leave the AC commuter parking lot at 8 a.m. and visit as many lakes as we can until noon in search of ducks and geese.  Phillips, R-1, and Little Dixie Lake will be visited, along with other lakes around Columbia. If it happens that the lakes are frozen we will visit Bradford

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Saturday, February 17th

Great Backyard Bird Count Feeder Crawl

8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

The carpool will meet at Songbird Station at 8 a.m.

  The Feeder Crawl will start at Songbird Station at 8 a.m. From there we’ll ‘crawl’ to various backyard bird feeders in and around the Columbia area and count birds for at least 15 minutes at each backyard, then submit each checklist to eBird.  The trip will last about 2 to 3 hours and return

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Saturday, February 10th

CANCELED: Field Trip to Eagle Bluff CA

9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Carpool meets at the MKT parking lot in McBaine at 9 a.m.

Canceled due to the forecast for wintry precipitation and lack of open water for water birds.

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Saturday, January 6th

Field Trip to Grasslands Trail – Rock Bridge SP

8:00 am

This area was burned in March 2017 and hosts a great display of prairie grasslands teeming with prairie plant seeds and lots of sparrows and raptors. The 2 mile trail passes by natural sinkhole ponds that sometimes harbor wetland birds. A section of the trail traverses woodlands with open canopy structure and lots of woodpeckers.

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Saturday, January 27th

Field Trip to Riverlands and Columbia Bottoms

6:00 a.m.

We leave Moser's Moser’s Foods (formerly Patricia’s Foods), 900 N. Keene St. Columbia, MO. at 6:00 a.m.

  WE will meet the St Louis Audubon Society group at Riverlands (Teal Pond parking lot) at 8:00 AM. Should be a great chance to see lots of swans and other wintering water birds, if the weather cooperates! The SLAS trip will last all day and the CAS group will plan to return to Columbia no later

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Monday, January 1st

Cancelled – Field Trip to Forum Nature Area and Twin Lakes

1:30 p.m.

Due to extreme cold predicted for Monday it has been decided to cancel this field trip.  

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Field Trip to Chert Hollow Farm

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Carpool departs at 8:30 a.m. from Moser's (4840 Range Line St)

Leader:  Eric & Joanna Reuter Contact Info: 573-474-0989 or Eric Wood 573-673-0215   Come explore the 40 acres of mixed woods and fields managed by CAS members Eric & Joanna Reuter in northern Boone County (about 15-20 minutes from Columbia). We’ll look for winter birds and observe their behavior in a variety of habitats; our

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Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Long Branch Lake field trip

Carpool departs 7:00 am from Moser’s - 4840 Range Line St, Columbia, MO 65202

We leave Moser’s at 7:00 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. Mostly driving and stopping at viewpoints looking for gulls, grebes, loons, waterfowl, and a possible Northern Shrike. With a possible easy trail walk. Bring:  Binoculars, and spotting scope and FRS radio if you have one.

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Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Field Trip to Smithville Lake


Carpool departs 8:00 am from Moser’s - 705 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65203

We will leave Moser’s at 8:00 am and meet with Grand River Audubon at the Crows Creek Shelter at around 10:00 am viewing the lake from there and the dam until 3:00 pm arriving home by 5:00 pm. We will be eating at the lake so a sack lunch will be necessary. Bring:  Sack lunch,

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Field Trip to Binder Lake

8:00 am

Carpool departs 8:00 am from the AC Commuter Parking Lot

The lot is on the southeast corner of the AC exit off Hwy 63 on Lenoir St.  If you’re not joining the carpool, meet at the tackle shop on the north side of the lake at 8:40 a.m.  where we will join with River Bluff Audubon Society. After the trip we’ll have lunch near Binder

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