Tower Grove Park has been known as a natural refuge for birds of many different species, especially during the spring and fall migrating seasons.  The park’s life list is now well over 200 and serious birders from all over the metro area, and beyond, visit Tower Grove Park regularly during those seasons.

The park is noted in particular for concentrations of migrating Warblers and Thrushes.  There are several hotspots including the Robert & Martha Gaddy Wild Bird Garden (shown left) in the northwest corner of the park, with the Kyrle Boldt Memorial Fountain.  The Woodland Pool in the memory of Jack Van Benthuysen is located on the north side of Main Drive at the east end, as well as the Cypress Circle on Main Drive. 




For current conditions and sitting opportunities, call the following:

Webster Grove Nature Study Society (314) 935-8432

St. Louis Audubon Society (314) 822-6595

Birding Kits for Schools and Groups

Thanks to support from the Saigh Foundation, Tower Grove Park now has birding kits available for checkout to help students, teachers, and families learn about the Park’s many unique species of birds and their habitat. 

Developed in partnership with the St. Louis Audubon Society, the kits contain child and adult-sized binoculars, info cards, books and guides, and can accommodate groups of up to 30 participants. Please contact our Recreation Assistant at or 314-771-2679 to learn more or reserve a kit for your next visit!