|Eastern Towhee - REK|
While Missouri doesn't have the prolonged extremes of Maine, the lessons up there can be applied to our species. Short of buying the book (which I would highly recommend) you can take a crash course in winter bird survival at this Audubon site.
This is also a reminder that this is the weekend of the Great Backyard Bird Count, which ends February 12-15th. Just click on this link for simple steps to report what you see in your yard or hike. You don't have to be a "birder." As evidence, we have done this for several years by watching our feeders on the deck for a few minutes. It is fun and the data will go into a huge database which helps determine the overall health of bird populations across the US.