Birdwatching Area at Monmouth Historic Inn

Birding at Monmouth

Birding has become a most popular activity.  With Ecotourism becoming more and more enticing, many of our guests have made themselves known to our staff as avid “birders”.  A wide variety of unusual birds have been spotted at Monmouth.  In the Fall, many are migrating south and stop at Monmouth for a reprieve.  April is prime time for the spring migration of birds returning to the U.S. after wintering in central and South America.  After flying non-stop across the Gulf of Mexico, they land to rehydrate and replenish energy stores.  Monmouth is a very suitable habitat for the stop-over.  Especially productive are the Hackberry, pecan, tulip poplar and cypress trees.  With 26 acres of blooming flowers and bushes and 2 ponds, it is ideal for attracting birds year-round.

Bird lovers of all ages have made a trip with their binoculars to the gardens of Monmouth Historic Inn.


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Latitude: 31.553782 Longitude: -91.38536 Elevation: 188 ft

Primary Species Commonly Experienced Here

  • As many as fifty different species have been spotted:

Scarlet Tanager, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Mockingbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Cedar Waxwings, Orchard Oriole, Painted Bunting, Caroline Chickadee, Northern Cardinal, Mallard Ducks, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Eastern Towhee, House Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, American Crow

Best Times and Seasons for Viewing

Spring and Fall are the best times for some very unusual sightings, however, there are quite a wide variety of birds throughout the gardens year-round.

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