Columbia Audubon Society's Cache Project helps protect mid-Missouri birds

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | 7:56 p.m. CDT; updated 4:55 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — A summer morning outing at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area can reveal birds as small as iridescent indigo buntings, to imposing turkey vultures roosting in large numbers on high-voltage electrical towers. One might even come across killdeer nesting in the gravel road and faking injuries because they feel threatened by an approaching car.