Let’s Go Birding!  

Cane River Creole National Historical Park will join with the Fish and Feathers Internship Program host free birding workshops throughout the month of July at Oakland Plantation.    

“Cane River Creole National Historical Park is pleased to host these free birding workshops,” said Interpretation and Education Manager Barbara Justice. “we welcome birders of all levels to come and learn to identify birds by sight and sound!” 

July 1 – Birds 101 – This is an introductory Birding workshop: Come and learn how to identify common birds, use bird guides, and binoculars. If you have your own binoculars feel free to bring them and if you need binoculars, please call 318-352-0383 ext. 316 to reserve a pair. 

July 9 – Bird Sounds – Learn to identify birds through their songs and calls. This workshop will help you advance your birding skills. You will learn the basic ways to identify birds through hearing.  

July 16 – We welcome birders of all levels to this bird identification workshop. Learn how to use binoculars and identify common birds. We will walk the grounds and practice our birding skills. Feel free to bring your own binoculars. If you need binoculars, please call 318-352-0383 ext. 316 to reserve a pair of the park’s binoculars. 

These FREE workshops will be held at Oakland Plantation from 8:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Workshop end times listed are estimates and may change. Oakland Plantation is located at 4386 Highway 494, Natchez, Louisiana. For more information call 318-352-0383 ext. 316. 

The grounds of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nearly 80 original buildings remain, many open for self-guided tours including several that are historically furnished from Wednesday through Sunday. Park staff conducts tours of the plantation grounds daily Wednesday through Sunday. In addition, the park offers tours on the NPS App. The Oakland Main House is open for self-guided tours from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Magnolia Main House is privately owned and is not open to the public. For more information, please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/cari, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/canerivercreoleNPS or call the park at 318-352-0383, ext. 316.