Birding 101 - Caddo Mounds

May 9 2015 - 9:00am

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
1649 State HWY 21 West
Alto  Texas  75925

Caddo Mounds Visitors Center
Caddo Mounds Visitors Center

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to a Saturday morning bird watching program. Bird watching, also referred to as “birding,” is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the nation, and Caddo Mounds will be hosting both a classroom session and walk around its wooded and wet land areas. Come join us! Spring is the best time for hearing bird song and seeing a bird’s colorful plumage.

East Texas, with 353 species, is a great place to bird due to the diversity of habitats in the region. Dr. Brent Burt, professor of biology at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a brief presentation on the basics of bird identification and then lead a birding foray into the diversity of habitats represented at Caddo Mounds.

We expect to see and hear 30-plus species. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars (if you have them), sunscreen, and insect spray.

There is a $2 fee for the program, which includes a tour of the Caddo Mounds site.

Seating is limited; please call 936.858.3218 to indicate interest in attending.