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Birds and Bagels at Homestead National Monument of America

April 20, 2018 GMT

Enjoy an early morning birding hike with natural resource specialist Jesse Bolli at Homestead National Monument of America on Friday, May 4 and/or Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8 a.m. This program will begin at the Homestead Education Center with a light breakfast of bagels followed by a short walk to investigate the birds of Homestead’s prairie and woodland. Limited numbers of binoculars will be available; you are encouraged to bring your own. One all-terrain wheel chair is available to check-out, as well.

Over 100 avian (bird) species inhabit the monument’s tallgrass prairie and bur oak forest, including grassland species such as the dickcissel, common yellow throat and grasshopper sparrow, raptors like the barred owl and red-tailed hawk, and forest species such as the eastern towhee, Baltimore oriole, downy woodpecker and warbling vireo.

“Birding is a great reason to get out and explore the park. All are welcome, no experience is needed. A special thanks to Eastern National, who operates the Homestead Bookstores, for the bagels!” stated Mark Engler, the monument’s Superintendent.

Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America). You can also stop by to get a schedule of events. For information on the Monument’s programs or activities, please call (402) 223-3514 or visit www.nps.gov/home.