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
.   
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
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!
Birds-I-View is honored to have been
participating in MRBO's "Backyard Bird
Banding Project" since  2011! Come visit BIV to
learn more about  this special program, and to
help us watch for "color bands" on our birds!
MANY THANKS to our good friends at  
the
Missouri River Bird Observatory!
for ANOTHER great Bird Banding
Demo in the
Birds-I-View Bird Garden.
(NEXT Banding Date at BIV:
February 26, 2016!)
No reservations required
Thanks for attending:
"Bluebird Basics"
&
"Who's Nesting in your Nest Box?"
March 5th & 7th , 2016
Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
BIV Free Seminars:
"MORE about
Bluebirds"
Plus
"Purple Martin Time"!
March 12th & 14th, 2016
Thank you Missouri
River Bird Observatory for
another FUN afternoon of
seeing our favorite Birds UP
CLOSE during the bird
banding in the
BIV Bird Garden
Friday, February 26th
Thanks too to everyone who
came out to watch and learn.
Thanks for attending!
We had another full house at our April
Seminars...Thanks for attending!
"Welcome Orioles - Spring and Summer"  &
"Woodpeckers: Nature's Home-builders"!
April 9th and 11th, 2016
Take our Woodpecker
"Photo Quiz"!
Just Arrived!
Drop by BIV to see NEW Oriole feeders!
"Hummingbirds"
and an All NEW program:
"Silhouette Birding"!
August 13 & 15, 2016

This years Hummingbird program covered all the hummer basics, however we also focused on
those unique "Hummer Traits" that make these little birds so special!  
“Silhouette Birding was an
All- NEW topic for a BIV Seminar! Birds don’t always give us a perfect view for ID purposes. ..
The goal of this new program was to assist you in Bird Identification when what you see at your bird
feeder or through your binoculars just doesn’t look like any of the pictures in your Field Guide
Read more about the Seminars HERE
As Always, We had Great Door Prizes, delicious Refreshments (by Roly Poly Sandwiches!),
Home-made "seminar snacks",
Educational handouts, and Money-Saving Coupons just for
our Seminar Attendees! Oh- Plus a FREE GIFT for
Registering in Advance to attend...NEW cute
little "enclosure cards" featuring Steve Garr's wonderful bird photography! Every one received four
cards with envelopes PLUS one of our Invitation Cards--See a few Examples of those
HERE!
(and then scroll to the bottom of that page )
Join us Saturday, July 30, 2016
for a special
BIV "Learn-Shop" Day!
(Way too much Fun to be called a "Work-Shop" Day!)
No Reservations
needed for the
"Learn-Shop" Day!
Drop by anytime between 10 am and 6 pm on Saturday, July 30th for a day
dedicated to
"How -To" Videos and Demonstrations!
Of course, we'll have Refreshments to share and even a door prize or two.

Read More about our "Learn-Shop Day" HERE!
June 10th- 12th,
2016
The Missouri Bluebird
Society celebrated their
Ten Year Anniversary
at the
2016
Missouri Bluebird
Conference
Read about the
Conference
here!
Take our
Hummingbird
Quiz!
The 2016 Bird Seed Booking Program for River Bluffs
Audubon Society
Birds-I-View is proud to host the annual Bird Seed Booking fund-raiser
for our local
River Bluffs Audubon Society.  
The Seed Sale Booking Program for 2016 is now closed.
Please take time to check out all the good
things RBAS does with the money earned
from this Sale!(click
HERE)
Thanks for supporting this terrific
conservation organization!
The "Birds-I-View Birders" have filed
their "official" report for the

2016 Big Sit Bird Count
held in the BIV Bird Garden Saturday, October 8th
Check out our Species Report, plus pics and
comments...
HERE!

Check out last years
Big Sit and species
list
HERE!
Check out the
2014 and
2013 Big Sit too.
In the tradition of ALL our Big Sits at
BIV....there was plenty of Snacks and lots
of fun games and prizes . MOST
importantly, ALL birder levels were
welcome.
In our favorite Big Sit game
participants only competed against themselves-
so no pressure-- just lots of fun!!  Thanks
everyone who attended. BIV awarded over 60
half pound bags of bird seed plus many other
"birdy" gift items to folks participating in some
of the games and events of the day.

Thanks for Attending Our Educational Seminar Series:
"Winter Bird Feeding"! November 19 & 21, 2016  
We once again gathered in the "Seminar Room" for Refreshments, an Educational
program, Door Prizes and FUN.
Congratulations to all the door prize winners ..... Especially the winners of the
NEW BIV
"Little Bird Combo Kits!"
The Birds-I-View Annual Christmas Open House
was so much Fun! We thank everyone for coming.
December 9th - 11th, 2016
Each year the BIV Elves
make hand-made Gifts for Open
House Attendees... Check out
Gifts from past Christmas Open House
Events
Here!
Gift is FREE during the Open
House-No purchase necessary!
See More BIV Open House Pics on our
Facebook Page
We WELCOMED our good friends from the Missouri
bird banding in the BIV Bird Garden !
Sunday, Dec. 11th 1:30- 4 pm
Thanks MRBO for giving us Close-Up looks at
Nuthatches, Chickadees, Titmouse, Woodpeckers,
White-throated sparrow, and even a Blue Jay!
2016 Christmas Open House
"Gift Tree"
BIV Elf Leah!
Thanks to all who dropped by for
"birds in the hand" at BIV!
This Free Bird banding Demo was open to the
public and provided by one of our all-time favorite
conservation organizations:
Missouri River Bird Observatory

Friday,January 20, 2017
1:30-4 pm
Exciting News at this
event....
We had a "recapture" of
a Chickadee originally
banded at Birds-I-View in
2015!Birds-I-View in 2015!
"Bluebirds 101" and   "Purple Martins"!
February 25th & February 27th, 2017
We had great Refreshments,
terrific Door Prizes,
Helpful
Handouts,
the coveted "Seminar
Coupons",
and a Special Free Gift
for Registering in Advance!
THANKS for attending!
"Advanced Bluebirding" (Protecting your Bluebirds!)
Help with Predator Control, Wasps, protection from Heat and
Cold, Ant control, and MORE.
 It's was a Problem-Solving Seminar!
Bluebird (L) and Purple Martin
at Birds-I-View store!
Thanks everyone for attending!
We received lots of compliments on the quesadillas, veggies,
and Desserts AND the "Seminar Packet
" Educational Materials.  It was great to see everyone!
Saturday, March 11th, 2017... 1 pm Repeated
Monday, March 13th... 6 pm
Check out our
"Nest Box
Landlord
Learning Series"

HERE
Thanks for attending Birds-I-View's:  
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
9:00 am
and repeated at 2:00 pm
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Of Spring and Summer!
Learn about the
Missouri Bluebird Society

HERE!
Watch for info about the 2018 Conference!
MANY THANKS to all
who participated in the 2017
River Bluffs Audubon  
Bird
Seed Booking Program

hosted by Birds-I-View.
The
Booking program is now over and ALL those
pallets of seed have been picked up!! On
behalf of River Bluffs Audubon and
Birds-I-View: THANK YOU for your
support!
We also thank everyone who
joined us for the sales at BIV on Nov.
9th - 11th ---EVERY purchase those
days benefited River Bluffs Audubon!!
What is a "Big Sit"?
Well, it is a Free,  international birding event open
to EVERYONE who enjoys birds and the company
of birders! We think the Best description is :
"A
Tailgate Party for Birders"!!
We sit within a defined
"circle" and see how many different species of birds we can
count from that location in one day (all while enjoying
Yummy Food and Terrific Company!
SO....Drop by and
help us watch for as long or as little as you'd like!

Learn from other Birders and share your knowledge. Feel
free to bring your favorite  Bird Watching Snack and if you
can bring a chair that would be helpful too! .
It's FREE, It's FUN.....and you can WIN
things
! BIV gave away dozens of bags of bird
seed and peanuts, and also cakes of peanut butter
suet to folks participating in our Big Sit games.
Thanks for playing everyone
. BIV provided
bottled water and some snacks all day PLUS
yummy Quesadillas for Lunch from 12:30-1:30
pm for our Big Sit participants!
Thanks to our  "Birds-I-View Birders"
for participating in the
2017 Big Sit Bird Count!
Saturday, October 7th     10 am - 6 pm
See our OFFICIALLY registered "Team Report", including our
species list, Photos, and Team Notes ....HERE!
Past Big Sits in the BIV Garden have
produced from 27- 43 different species of
birds!
Check out species lists, pics, and more
from previous Big Sits
HERE (follow the links to
other years) or visit the Bird Watchers Digest website
and look for us under Big Sit registered circles in
Missouri!
Dec. 8th - 10th, 2017
Birds-I-View's Annual
Christmas Open House!
December 10th, 2017
1:30- 4 pm
Public Bird Banding demo by
the
Missouri River Bird
Observatory
!
Thank you for attending  our
August 2016 Free Seminar Series
A Wonderful Free Gift Bag awaits you!
  • A Unique ornament /bird feeder handcrafted just for you by Steve and
    Regina and the BIV Elves!
  • bird food to fill your new feeder!  
  • "Recipes and Wishes"
  • Flying Reindeer Treat
Refreshments, Door
Prizes, SALES...
Find out
MORE!