SULPHUR, Oklahoma:     Want to start birding this winter? Saturday, December 17th Park Rangers at Travertine Nature Center will present a program about birds found at Chickasaw. After a brief interpretive program at 9:30am regarding various habitats and birds at Chickasaw, those attending are invited to participate in a winter bird count, either with ranger staff or on their own. Binoculars and spotting scopes are available for those accompanying ranger staff.   Each group or individual will get a recording sheet to document observations. After a day in the field, those participating may report back to the nature center where results of species seen and approximate abundance will be tabulated and discussed.   Data will also be posted on the park website and social media.

 

Everyone is invited to attend. It should be a great day birding in the field and sharing hot chocolate around the fireplace at the nature center. Nestled in the woods beside Travertine creek in the northeast corner of the park, the Travertine Nature Center is an ideal place from which to observe and learn about wildlife or to begin an outing in the park. The nature center also includes a park film, an exhibit area, and a park bookstore. 

 

To learn more about Chickasaw National Recreation Area, check www.nps.gov/chic/ or call the Travertine Nature Center, 580-622-7234.

www.nps.gov/chic

 

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