May 19, 2017

Contact: Communications Office

Birds over Baker event planned May 27 at Sam A. Baker State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Discover the world of birds at the Birds over Baker event May 27 at Sam A. Baker State Park near Patterson. The event will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. in the park’s day-use area and is free and open to the public.

Visitors can learn about the feathered friends that call their backyard home. The festival will feature live bird presentations, guided bird watches, activities, crafts and more. At 7 p.m., the Raptor Awareness Program with the World Bird Sanctuary will present an interactive program featuring Missouri’s spectacular raptors such as hawks, owls and falcons. The program will let visitors experience an up-close and personal encounter with these amazing birds of prey.

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017.  Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information. 

Sam A. Baker State Park is located 4 miles north of Patterson on Hwy. 143 in Wayne County. For more information about the event, call the park office at 573-856-4514. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit

Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.