For Young Birders

Join a network of young birders throughout the country and become a member of the Missouri Young Birders Club (MYBC)! The Missouri Young Birders Club is a new program starting out under the umbrella of the Missouri River Bird Observatory. The mission of MYBC is to bring together young Missourians to enjoy, experience and conserve Missouri’s birds and other wildlife. MYBC aims to achieve its mission by providing field trips to local birding areas and opportunities for members (ages 8-17) to get involved with Conservation, such as assisting with habitat restoration projects, taking part in citizen-science programs and providing the opportunity of mentor younger naturalists! 

This is a club by young birders and for young birders. This means that youth members will be involved in making decisions for all aspects of the club. Empowering Missouri’s youth is an important part of the MYBC’s mission. 

Young birders often have trouble finding similarly-minded peers and young birders clubs help fill this niche! 

Also…. DOWNLOAD FREE BIRDING SOFTWARE for young birders!

Simply go to and select the Mac or Windows download version, type in the code ‘MRBOYoungBirder‘ and the download instructions and links appear after a few seconds! 

Why join MYBC? Here are 10 Reasons:

  1. It’s fun!
  2. You get to be outside and explore.
  3. You get the chance to enjoy the many unique species of birds in Missouri.
  4. You get to meet other young Missourians with your same interests.
  5. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn in so little time. 
  6. You get to be involved in conservation.
  7. You will become a part of a supporting community of bird enthusiasts.
  8. You will be a part of the decision-making process.
  9. You get to experience and learn about all Missouri’s wildlife. 
  10. Your involvement with the club can be all your own. 


Currently, the best way to get involved is to check the website and the MYBC facebook page for updates! Field trip opportunities, membership updates and other club updates will be posted here:

If you are interested in volunteering with MYBC or would like more information contact:

Paige Witek
MYBC State Coordinator 
Education Coordinator 
Missouri River Bird Observatory
Office: 660-837-3888


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