Song Birds Galore

A dickcissel perches and sings among the tallgrass of the prairie.
A dickcissel perches and sings among the tallgrass of the prairie.

Nick Manes, Homestead National Monument of America

The Homestead National Monument of America’s Prairie Plaza looks out over the 100 acres of restored tallgrass prairie spread out over what was once the first homestead in the United States. Raised above the grass, the Prairie Plaza allows visitors to experience the tallgrass prairie and it’s wildlife from a whole new angle. Homestead National Monument of America is home to over 100 species of birds. Some of these bird species are year round occupants while some migrate through or are seasonal. Pick up a bird checklist at a visitor center and see how many species you can spot from the Prairie Plaza!