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 attractive are the Hackberry, pecan, tulip poplar and cypress trees. With 26 acres of woods, blooming flowers and bushes, as well as 2 ponds, the surroundings are ideal for attracting birds year-round.
Bird lovers of all ages have made a trip with their binoculars to the Monmouth’s gardens.
Binoculars are available on loan upon request at the Front Desk.