Beginner Bird Walks
All our walks are free, open to the public and suitable for all experience levels. However, backyard birders, beginners and those with young children may be most comfortable on our designated beginner walks. Loaner binoculars will be available, and leaders will provide binocular instruction if needed. No bird is too common on these walks, the pace is easy and the terrain is often flat.
First Saturday at Forest Park
These walks are a partnership with Forest Park Forever, with their staff providing the coordination. For details, please see their website.
Third Saturday at Creve Coeur Park
Thanks to an Every Day Event Grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation, we began monthly beginner walks at Creve Coeur Park in 2015. The walks are led by volunteers from St. Louis Audubon and staff from the Wild Bird Center of St. Louis, a long-term Audubon partner. Additional marketing support is provided by the St. Louis County Parks Department and the Maryland Heights Department of Parks and Recreation.
On the third Saturday of every month (except for July and August), the walk starts at 8 a.m. and runs until about 10 a.m. Meet in the south parking lot at the Creve Coeur Lakehouse at 2160 Creve Coeur Mill Road. Bring your binoculars, if you have them; loaners are available. Wear comfortable shoes, and please dress for the weather. Watch our FaceBook page for last-minute updates. If questions, contact Mitch at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are no beginner walks at Creve Coeur Park in July or August.