|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.
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 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 we
ENCOURAGE YOU to
become a member of
|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
|Check out other
Above: Ethan superbly
explains the banding
process to the media!
Goldfinch in Winter
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:
"Who's Nesting in your Nest Box?"
March 5th & 7th , 2016
Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
|BIV Free Seminars:
"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
Drop by BIV to see NEW Oriole feeders!
and an All NEW program:
|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!)
needed for the
|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,
The Missouri Bluebird
Society celebrated their
Ten Year Anniversary
at the 2016
Read about the
|The 2016 Bird Seed Booking Program for River Bluffs
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
|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
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
Gift is FREE during the Open
House-No purchase necessary!
See More BIV Open House Pics on our
|2016 Christmas Open House
|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
Missouri River Bird Observatory
Friday,January 20, 2017
|Exciting News at this
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
|"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
|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!
|Learn about the
Missouri Bluebird Society
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! .
|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!
| Thanks for attending!! We had a super turn out and a great time!!
|Dec. 8th - 10th, 2017
Christmas Open House!
|Thank you for attending our
August 2016 Free Seminar Series
Prizes, SALES... Find out
|The BIV Elves made EXTRA wishing well
ornament/feeders as a fund-raiser for the Missouri
River Bird Observatory...learn more on our facebook
|Calling all Bird
Young and .....Not so
Friday, February 16th
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Public Bird Banding Demo
Join us as the Missouri River Bird Observatory
bands birds in the BIV Bird Garden! MRBO has
banded over 190 birds in our garden over the
years....be with us as they (hopefully) catch and
band their 200th bird at this location. We just
might do something special to celebrate!
Friday, February 16th
a special Presentation by
MRBO at BIV! Learn about a new
"Young Birders Club" for Missouri as well as
MRBO'S other educational projects.
NO Reservations required! Simply
join us at BIV for refreshments and a
|A Tale of Two Little
As a part of their "Winter Backyard Bird Banding" Program, the
Missouri River Bird Observatory banded two beautiful
Dark-eyed Juncos in the BIV Bird Garden on Dec. 12th, 2014.
The first (pictured left with a green band and white band on its
right leg) was not re-sighted in the garden in all of 2015, 2016,
or 2017. Suddenly, on January 16, 2018 it appeared! And on
February 6th 2018 Steve took it's picture.
The second Junco (pictured above with a pink band on one leg
and a blue band on the other) also was not re-sighted at all in
2015, and only once in 2016. However, this bird was re-sighted
three times in 2017 and again on February 6th of 2018!
Where were these birds in the "absent" years? And what
brought them back to Ellis blvd this year? Juncos are only in
Mid-Missouri during the winter months, nesting far North of us.