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This is the best birding or bird watching location in Missouri. Not only are there grasslands, forests, hills, glades, deep valleys, and old fields, but River of Life Farm give you a platform for watching or photographing birds.
This May, at least 6 pairs of Summer Tanagers are know to be nesting at ROLF. They are so brilliantly red colored (almost rose red), that they are hard to photograph in the sunlight. There is also a Scarlet Tanager nesting near the entrance. The females are light green-yellow and not as easily noticed. The Scarlet Tanager is more bright red (no rose color and has jet black wings.