Audubon Society http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Trumpeter Swans Flock In Record Numbers To St. Louis-Area Bird Sanctuary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trumpeter-swans-flock-record-numbers-st-louis-area-bird-sanctuary <p>Every winter, hundreds of trumpeter swans migrate from their breeding grounds in Wisconsin to the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, just across the Mississippi River from Alton.</p><p>This year there are about 900 of them, a record for our area.</p><p>On a recent cold, blustery St. Louis morning, I got up well before dawn to drive the 20 miles north to the sanctuary and record this audio postcard.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33194 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Trumpeter Swans Flock In Record Numbers To St. Louis-Area Bird Sanctuary New Audubon Center north of St. Louis will facilitate bird viewing along Mississippi River http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-audubon-center-north-st-louis-will-facilitate-bird-viewing-along-mississippi-river <p>The <a href="http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/rivers/RMBS.html">Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary</a> is opening a new information center <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=202467898422525235363.0004ae7e6e2b3d879ae8e&amp;msa=0&amp;ll=38.835964,-90.154152&amp;spn=0.196293,0.308647">overlooking the Mississippi River in West Alton</a>.</p><p>Riverlands program manager Charlie Deutsch of the <a href="http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/">U.S. Army Corps of Engineers</a> says the 3,700-acre sanctuary attracts tens of thousands of migratory birds every year.</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 23:00:05 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2184 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Audubon Center north of St. Louis will facilitate bird viewing along Mississippi River