Sunday, October 12, 2008


Monmouth’s first avid “birders” to made themselves known to our staff were Bob and Claudette St. Amant who visited with us over several days in the spring of 2008. Luckily for Monmouth, Bob had his binoculars along and soon discovered twenty nine birds on our 26 acres of property.

Mr. St. Amant shared his list of birds and gave us suggestions on how to attract other birds to the property. Soon we had bird feeders out and we are now in the fall of 2008 Looking for those birds migrating south and stopping at Monmouth for a reprieve.

Mr Charlie Taney also added birds that he had sighted on the property and we are excited that other bird lovers will make a trip (with their binoculars) to Monmouth. Mr. St. Amant has returned this fall and spotted seven additional birds on their trip south.

We want to thank the St. Amant’s, their daughter Lindsay Seely (who is a birder and the program chair of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society) and Mr. Taney for their assistance in helping Monmouth create a birding location.

When you visit Monmouth, stop in our gift shop and ask to review the Birding At Monmouth book- listing all the birds sighted. Please add any birds that you might see while you are with us.

Birding has become a most popular activity and we would enjoy having groups of Bird lovers stay with us. Perhaps this would be a great location for a group to meet and have lectures from local Audubon Society members. The Natchez Trace is also a marvelous location for bird and other wildlife sightings.

Call for Monmouth to further discuss the options we can make available. 601.442.5852

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