First Friday Bird Walks! Next Walk is October 7th!

Join the Columbia Audubon Society for First Friday Bird Walks! Held the first Friday of each month and led by Lottie Bushmann, walks are scheduled for October 7th, November 4th and December 2nd.

Walks are open to anyone who enjoys birds and beginners are encouraged to attend. We walk at the 3M Wetlands trail, just off the MKT trail near Forum Blvd. Meet at the Songbird Station Parking lot at 8 a.m. sharp and then we will drive down the hill to park near the wetlands, less than a 5 minute drive. We’ll enjoy all the Missouri resident birds in this natural, lush land scape.It is a moderate walk. Waterproof shoes are recommended, but not required. After our walk we’ll return to Songbird Station by 11:00 and enjoy refreshments and good company!

We hope you will join us!

Songbird Station is Hiring!

Songbird Station is looking for someone with good knowledge of Central MO birds who enjoys sharing what they know! Duties would include but not be limited to organizing seminars, potentially leading bird walks and seminars, as well as in-store customer service. Hours and days worked is flexible depending on applicant knowledge and need. Please send resume and inquiries to or call 573-582-0601.

Position will remain posted until filled.

Public Warehouse Sale

Held at the Gold Crest Distributing Warehouse

1600 Bassford Drive, Mexico MO

Find perfect and slightly imperfect gift, décor and birding items for up to 50% off regular retail, with special $2, $5, $10 & $20 dollar tables.

A great time to stock up on Christmas Gifts!


From Columbia go east on 1-70 to US 54. Take 54 north to the first Mexico exit (Bus. 54 North.)

Turn left on Lakeview (by the Presbyterian Church.) Turn Right on Bassford Drive.

Truck Load Seed Sale October 21st & 22nd!

Our Annual Truckload Seed Sale is ON NOW!  Order today to book your seed for pick up at the store October 21st and 22nd.

The sale offers fantastic value on our high quality seed and seed blends.  Plan to stock up!

All seed is super clean and our blends are formulated specifically for Central MO birds!

Featured Offers 

  • Double Cleaned Black Oil Sunflower Seed 40lbs – Sale Price $26.99 (No Limit on Pre-Booking)
  • Ear Corn for Squirrels – Only $.25 per ear or $2.50 for a bag of 12. (While Supplies Last)
  • 20lb Bags of Nyjer or Fanstastic Finch II Seed – Sale Price $37.50 (While Supplies Last)
  • Hi-Energy Suet Cakes Only $1.35 each or $15.00 for a case of 12. (While Supplies Last)
  • All Other Bags – $1.00 off or more!

Call 573-446-5941 or stop by Songbird Station to book your seed order!

Visit the store for all specials.


Songbird Station is Now Hiring!

Songbird Station is seeking an amazing employee to join our workforce. Employee must be of a team building mindset, career dedicated, facilitating purchases, and providing customer service.

We are a locally family-owned wild bird, nature, and gift store located in Columbia, Missouri. We are proud of our company’s traditions, work ethic and mission statement. You can find our current mission statement during these times here and learn more about us at and We are fortunate to serve market segments that are strong and growing, even during these tough times.

We are currently looking to hire a part-time sales associate who will thrive in the specific duties and responsibilities of a Retail Sales Associate vary widely but include the following responsibilities:

• Serves customers by helping them select products.
• Drives sales through engagement of customers, suggestive selling, and sharing product knowledge.
• Greets and receives customers in a welcoming manner.
• Responds to customers’ questions.
• Directs customers by escorting them to racks and counters.
• Provides outstanding customer service.
• Documents sales by creating or updating customer profile records.
• Assisting in maintaining the back stock room and setting up merchandise displays on the sales floor
• Manages financial transactions.
• Processes payments by totaling purchases, processing checks, cash, and store or other credit and debit cards.
• Assists with inventory, including receiving and stocking merchandise.
• Keeps clientele informed by notifying them of preferred customer sales and future merchandise of potential interest.
• Collaborating with fellow team members to keep the sales floor area clean and always organized.
• Ability to lift to 40 pounds.
• Familiarity with backyard birding
• Must work on Saturdays.
• 1 year + of sales experience.

If you are interested, please apply in store. If you have a resume, please include it with your application.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $12.00 – $16.00 per hour

• 8 hour shift
• Weekend availability

• High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday May 14th is World Migratory Bird Day! The overall mission of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is to raise awareness of migratory birds and issues related to their conservation. The campaign highlights the importance of international cooperation and encourages national and local action to protect migratory birds. The 2022 campaign theme, Light Pollution, is designed to increase awareness about the negative effects light pollution has on migrating birds, their behavior and activity levels. The campaign will be used to highlight actions that can be taken by a wider range of actors including individuals to reduce light pollution. The easiest way for you to reduce light pollution is to turn off or dim your outdoor lights in the evenings- start tonight!!

Read more about this global event organized by Environment of the Americas on the World Migratory Bird Day website or click here to read about their 2022 Campaign Strategy!

Birdman Mel Guest on Farm and Fiddle Show

Birdman Mel will be a guest of Margot McMillen on the Farm and Fiddle show this coming Wednesday between 6 and 7 PM. on KOPN public radio in Columbia Missouri. Those outside of the central Missouri listening area can tune in to the show via live streaming at At the site click on the programs option and a drop-down menu will appear. Then click on live stream which gives you whatever is playing at that time. Between 6 and 7 PM on Wednesday, April 27 Margo and Mel will be discussing attracting spring migrant birds and other timely topics.

Songbird Station’s 2023 Wild Bird Photo Contest

Songbird Station is holding their annual Wild Bird Photo Contest from January 15th – October 1st for their 2023 calendar. Click below to see the contest rules.

Photo Contest rules

Missouri Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Wednesday May 4th from 3pm – 6pm.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Songbird Station is hosting a Native Plant Sale organized by the Hawthorne Chapter of the Missouri Native Plant Society!

Stop by, learn about the benefits of planting natives,  and pick up some beautiful plants for your garden! Plant sale is held in the Songbird Station parking lot.

Spring Seminars! March 19th! Bluebirds & Hummingbirds

Songbird Station will host two seminars March 19th! Both will be led by Mel Toellner aka “BirdMan Mel!”

  • The Hummingbird Seminar will be held from 10:00 to 10:45am.
  • The Bluebirds seminar will be held from 11:00-11:45am.

Seats are limited so sign up soon!

Sign-up online, stop by the store or give us a call at 573-446-5941 to reserve your spot!

There will be Seminar Day Specials & Attendee Prizes! Plus, kids attending the Hummingbird Seminar will receive a free Audubon Hand Held Hummingbird Feeder!