Birding 101

Apr 29 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am

1649 State Hwy 21W
Alto, TX 75925

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to an early Saturday morning Bird Watching program. Bird watching, aka “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 SFASU, 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 $4.00 charge for the program. 
Seating is limited, so Please Call To Indicate Interest In Attending.

WHO: Dr. Brent Burt, Professor of Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University will host the program.

$4.00 admission fee per person
Ample parking provided 

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017 (Please Call To Indicate Interest In Attending.) 8:30 AM. Classroom Time

WHERE: Caddo Mounds SHS, 1649 State Hwy 21 west, Alto, Texas. The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas. Call 936-858-3218 for directions or additional information.

CONTACT: Anthony Souther, Site Manager, 936.858.3218,

BACKGROUND: Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is the remains of a large village and religious center built by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai more than 1,200 years ago on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. Located along the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas, the site presents the culture and customs of the Caddo people through intriguing exhibits, displays and preserved burial and ceremonial mounds. For more information