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 is very
honored to be
in the "Backyard
Bird Banding Program"
administered by the
FABULOUS folks from
Missouri River Bird
The Missouri River Bird
Observatory is doing
Conservation Work all
across Missouri and we
are so honored to be
involved with them.
Please do check out
their website (link
above) and
become a member of
their organization
Check out other

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
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
The Birds-I-View Annual
Christmas Open House!
December 7th- 9th, 2018
Each year the BIV Elves
make hand-made Gifts for Open House
Check out
Gifts from past Christmas Open
House Events
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
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
Steve and Regina Garr
Owners, Birds-I-View
Check out how fun our
Annual Christmas
Open House is
BIV In-Store
"Flash Sale"!!
One day only
November 17, 2018
Alice's Cottage
Promotion" !  

January 21st and January 26th, 2019
Join us for our
"Selective Bird Feeding"
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
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.
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
for attending our  
"Colorful Birds"
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
  • Coupons!
received a FREE
for Registering in
Upcoming Events at BIV:

  • The Annual Audubon Bird Seed Booking
    Program has arrived!!  This Bird Seed Booking,
    hosted by Birds-I-View, benefits our local River
    Bluffs Audubon Society! Download and Print an
    ORDER FORM or pick one up at Birds-I-View.
HURRY- Deadline to place your order is
October 15th.
Sorry, no exceptions. Learn More.

  • Don't miss the Big Sit Bird Count at BIV !
Join us for a fun day of birding and fellowship at        
Birds-I-View (
October 12th, 10 am - 6 pm ...
Participate  at your leisure!)
Follow the Links to
PAST Big Sit Bird Counts
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
Check out Gifts from past Christmas Open
House Events
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