Amistad N.R.A. Visitor Information Center will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 28, 2013, Christmas Dec. 25, 2013 and New Years January 1, 2014.
New Visitor Center Hours
As of Sunday, August 25, 2013 the Visitor Center will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Visitor Center will now be open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
(John Labadie, Artist in Residence)
Amistad National Recreation Area has documented over 200 different species of birds, both native and migratory. The Natural Resources Division has been participating in yearly banding projects spanning five years in order to document bird species, breeding patterns, and migration routes. The information obtained by these banding sessions allows the park staff to monitor birds and offer insight to the average birder. Educational opportunities for birders are provided with Bird Walks among the riparian zones. Many different species utilize the resources at Amistad Lake during migration and breeding seasons, which makes this program interesting to young and old alike. Interior Least Terns use Amistad Lake as a breeding ground during late spring. The Interior Least Tern has been listed on the Endangered and Threatened list for several years. The Natural Resources Division monitors the Least Terns to help ensure that the species has a future.
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Did You Know?
During both World War I and World War II, the Pecos River Viaduct was guarded by the U.S. Army against enemy saboteurs as it was a vital link to the war efforts.