Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge At the spring Audubon of Missouri meeting I went on the field trip to Squaw Creek NWR. As I was taking photos of the White-faced Ibis way out there I scanned to the right and spotted two Wigeons, one with green head and one with brown head. This immediately caused great excitement. Eurasian Wigeon!! 8th state record - first since 1985. Word got out quickly and another field trip, three hours away, immediately loaded their cars and headed back up here.
Duck Creek Conservation Area • Otter Slough Conservation Area • Mingo National Wildlife Refuge
Checking my email Sunday morning I saw a rare bird alert about a Roseate Spoonbill at Duck Creek Conservation Area. We went to early church and headed south on the three hour drive. We looked all around but couldn't find it so went to the Mingo NWR just down the road. Nothing there either so we returned to Duck Creek and luckily spotted the Roseate Spoonbill feeding 400 yards across a field in the Luken Farm Unit of Mingo NWR . This is the 1st ever Spring Record and the 11th Missouri State Record.
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