Riverlands is a destination for hundreds of birds species!
Photo: Gina Mikel
"As a field trip leader for St. Louis Audubon and the volunteer coordinator of the Great Rivers Trumpeter Swan Watch, I visit the sanctuary often during the year with experienced and beginning birders. I recommend that you visit Riverlands, discover a rare species, or just appreciate and enjoy the extensive variety of birds and nature that you can see there!" - Pat Lueders, St. Louis Audubon Society
Located on the Mississippi flyway just north of the confluence of the nation’s two greatest rivers, the Mississippi and Missouri, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary represents a unique partnership between Audubon and the Rivers Project Office of the US Army Corps of Engineers. This 3,700 acre refuge provides critical habitat for thousands of migrating and resident birds and is part of the Great Rivers Confluence Important Bird Area. Each season brings with it different species to admire: Bald Eagles and Trumpeter Swans in the winter, migrating shorebirds and warblers in the spring and fall, and year-round residents such as the Great Blue Heron. During all four seasons, birds can be observed from the scenic Audubon Center, from trails that wander along the bay and through the fields, and from the auto drive along Riverlands Way.