Seminars and Events!
Dana Ripper and Ethan Duke from
the Missouri River Bird Observatory
place a leg band on a Black-capped
chickadee from the Birds-I-View Bird
Garden. They also record the weight
and other measurements
.
chickadee (above)
receives both a
numbered leg band and
colored leg bands. The
color bands will allow us
(and other Bird Watchers
in the BIV Bird Garden) to
"re-sight" these banded
Garden to help us watch
for banded birds!
 
Birds-I-View    Seminars & Events!
Banding at
Birds-I-View
Birds-I-View is very
honored to be
participating
in the "Backyard
Bird Banding Program"
administered by the
FABULOUS folks from
the
 
Missouri River Bird
Observatory
The Missouri River Bird
Observatory is doing
wonderful
Conservation Work all
across Missouri and we
are so honored to be
involved with them.
Please do check out
their website (link
above) and
we
ENCOURAGE YOU to
become a member of
their organization
.   
Check out other
Birds-I-View
Educational
Seminars
HERE!

Above: Ethan superbly
explains the banding
process to the media!
Above: a White-throated
sparrow banded in the BIV Bird
Above: American
Goldfinch in Winter

Below: Comparing
an American
Goldfinch (back)
and a Pine Siskin

above: A Common
Redpoll in Winter at
our heated Bird Bath!
Educational Seminars have been an important
part of the way Steve Garr has done business since
1979.
And it STILL is! Check out some of the Birds-I-View
events and seminars below and linked to this page.
See you at the next Seminar,
Steve & Regina Garr
Birds-I-View
The Birds-I-View Annual
Christmas Open House!
December 7th- 9th, 2018
Each year the BIV Elves
make hand-made Gifts for Open House
Attendees...  
Check out
Gifts from past Christmas Open
House Events
Here!
A very special thank you to the BIV Elves who helped to
put together all those gift bags and our 2018 feeder
ornaments. Merry Christmas!
Many THANKS to our good friends from the Missouri River
Bird Observatory  for the bird banding in the BIV Bird
Garden
Sunday, Dec. 9th, 1:00 - 3:30 pm. THANKS for the
Close Up looks at some of our favorite Backyard Birds!
Please obtain written permission from
Steve or Regina Garr
before using any of the
images or materials on this site. Educational
Brochures may be used for educational programs
and presentations as long as they are
NOT ALTERED IN ANY WAY .
Steve and Regina Garr
Owners, Birds-I-View
Check out how fun our
Annual Christmas
Open House is
HERE!
BIV In-Store
"Flash Sale"!!
One day only
November 17, 2018
Alice's Cottage
"Bag
Promotion" !  

January 21st and January 26th, 2019
Join us for our
"Selective Bird Feeding"
Seminars!
Learn More HERE and then Register to Attend HERE!
February 2019 Special EVENTS!

  • Saturday, February 23rd: SNACK, SAVE and LEARN! Coffee and Tea Tasting with
    BIV and Jim Rathert Photography! We sampled several of our delicious Shade
    Grown Coffees by Birds and Beans AND introduced  a new line of Organic Herbal
    Teas. Plus,  Jim Rathert was here with NEW designs and products ....Plenty of
    Sales and Refreshments. Find out MORE about the Sales, Snacks, and Educational
    videos. We'll do this event again- it was fun!


  • February 8th - 10th: Birds-I-View will once again participate in the Midwestern
    Herb and Garden show in Mt. Vernon, IL! Back for our 25th year at this show, BIV
    will have a vendor booth PLUS present one workshop on Bird Identification and
    one on "Bluebirds Year-Round".  Join us at the Times Square Mall in Mt.Vernon,
    IL .
THANKS for attending:
"Things you didn't Know
about your Backyard
Birds!"
Presented by the Missouri
River Bird Observatory.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Learn More HERE!
We had FUN  at our Coffee and Tea Tasting
at BIV Saturday, February 23rd!!
In addition to our Shade grown coffees by
Birds and Beans we  introduced a NEW line
of organic Herbal Teas.
AND...
Jim Rathert was here  with
NEW Coffee Mug designs. MANY THANKS
to all who joined us!
Birds-I-View's annual Bluebird and Purple Martin Seminars!
120 folks attended our 2019 Bluebird and Purple Martin
classes- we hope you were one of them!
Bluebird Basics
Saturday, March 9th & Repeated Monday, March 11th
Advanced Bluebirding & Enjoying Purple Martins!
Saturday, March 23rd & Repeated Monday, March 25th
Attendees received a FREE nest box portal
of their choice, an Educational Packet,
Money-Saving Coupons, Super discounts on
Live Mealworms, and MORE!!
of Spring and Summer!
Saturday, April 13,
2019     9 am
repeated  Monday,
April 15, 2019       6 pm
LEARN more about the
seminars
THANK YOU
for attending our  
"Colorful Birds"
Seminars!
Thanks to all who joined us for:
"Birds: Their First Year!" (AKA "Baby
Birds in your Yard!"
) and
"Water Features for Backyard Birds"
Saturday, June 22nd ...9- 11 am
both programs repeated:
Monday, June 24th ...6-8 pm
  • Door Prizes
  • Refreshments
  • Educational
    Materials
  • Coupons!
Attendees
received a FREE
Gift
for Registering in
Advance
October Events at BIV:
  • THANK YOU to all who participated in The Annual Audubon
    Bird Seed Booking Program !!  This Bird Seed Booking,
    hosted by Birds-I-View, benefits our local River Bluffs
    Audubon Society.
Deadline to place your order was October 15th. Sorry- the
Booking Program is over- HOWEVER,
you can still support RBAS
by shopping at BIV Nov 7th- 9th --every purchase those days will
benefit  River Bluffs Audubon Society!
  • The 2019 Big Sit Bird Count at BIV !
It was a fun day of birding and fellowship at
   Birds-I-View (
October 12th, 10 am - 6 pm )
See Our SPECIES LIST and Team Notes
for the
2019 Big Sit HERE!
Follow the Links to
PAST Big Sit Bird Counts
below:
2012 Big Sit
2013 Big Sit
2014 Big Sit
2015 Big Sit
2016 Big Sit
2017 Big Sit
2018 Big Sit
Each year the BIV Elves
make hand-made Gifts for Open House
Attendees...  
Check out Gifts from past Christmas Open
House Events
Here!
A very special thank you to the BIV Elves who help to put
together all those gift bags and feeder ornaments each year!  
Merry Christmas!

Missouri River Bird Observatory  
Sunday, Dec. 15th, 1:30 - 3:30 pm. for Close Up looks at
some of our favorite Backyard Birds!
The Birds-I-View Annual
Christmas Open House!
December 13th- 15th, 2019
Check out other Birds-I-View
Educational Seminars
HERE!
Check out other Birds-I-View
Educational Seminars
HERE!
Birds-I-View's
Donation Days!

Thurs- Saturday
Nov. 7th - 9th
EVERY purchase at
Birds-I-View benefits
our local Audubon
chapter,
River Bluffs
Audubon Society!
Come check out our
NEW products for
the Holiday Season
AND
help support our
local Audubon
Society's many
educational and
conservation efforts.