Palo Alto Battlefield is located in area of Texas known for its bird diversity. The park is home to several unique habitats including open prairies, dense thickets of mesquite, thorny undergrowth, and a series of resacas. These unique features provide birds a wealth of habitat types and food sources. Despite being a small park, Palo Alto Battlefield supports resident bird species and provides habitat for migratory species.
The park has recognized the broad interest in birds and birding. In 2011 Palo Alto Battlefield partnered with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and became the first unit of the National Park Service to install an eBird kiosk. The kiosk is an interactive way for the public to learn about the birds at the park and log bird observations directly into the eBird database.
Last updated: December 11, 2018