A.L. Gustin Golf Course

7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Take part in a special opportunity to bird MU’s Gustin Golf Course, where native plantings and landscape management make for great birding habitat. As noted on the course’s website,

Gustin Golf Course was the first college golf course in the United States certified by Audubon International.  Gustin Golf Course was recognized as a Cooperative Sanctuary in 1997 and has maintained that status ever since.  The golf course has been recognized for its excellence in wildlife habitat management, water conservation, and environmentally friendly turf management practices.

The tour will be by foot and golf cart. We’ll learn about native plantings including pollinator plots, and we’ll listen and watch for birds that are using the habitat.

Limit of 25, advance registration required. To sign up, email trip leader Lottie Bushman, lottie.bushmann@gmail.com.

To reach the course’s parking area (map) turn south off of Stadium Blvd at the stoplight for Carrie Francke Drive, then follow the sign for the right-hand turn into the parking lot area. The A.L. Gustin Clubhouse is on the south side of the parking lot.