One of the pleasures of Forest Park is the opportunity to observe the natural world and its wide variety of wildlife. The lakes and ponds of the park are magnets for people, water birds, and many aquatic species, while the John F. Kennedy Forest, located in the southwest corner of the park, acts as a migratory resting area for a variety of songbirds and home to wild turkeys. Forest Park Forever is committed to sustaining the ecological balance.
Counting Warblers: A Timetable for the Spring . . .
By Randy Korotev
Go to the Web site for an article reprinted from Nature Notes, the WGNSS journal. It presents a high-resolution Timetable illustrating when 106 species of migrant birds, mostly passerines, pass through the St. Louis area in April and May. The Timetable is based on 20 years of data collected in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Forest, a migrant trap in Forest Park.
Forest Park Beginner Bird Walk
First Saturday of every month
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Meet at 8:15 am: Contact Forest Park Forever for the starting location
August 3, September 7 - Call for starting location, October 5, November 2, December 7, 2013 in the Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park. 5595 Grand Dr.
Co-sponsored by Forest Park Forever and St. Louis Audubon Society, these walks highlight some of the best urban birding in St. Louis.
Forest Park Forever Nature Reserve Steward Amy Witt and volunteer, Mark Glenshaw (”the owl guy”), will continue to lead beginning bird walks on the first Saturday of every month. Walks will be outdoors and cover various areas in Forest Park’s Nature Reserve.
Reservations are not required but for further information please contact Amy Witt at
All ages and birding levels welcome!
Our Mission: To restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park as one of America’s great urban public parks, for the enjoyment of all ~ now and forever.