Tonto National Monument offers bird walks


ROOSEVELT — Learn about the wide variety of birds found at Tonto National Monument, including the Gila Woodpecker and the Turkey Vulture.

From March 13 through April 17, ranger-led bird walks will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9-11 a.m. Bird walks will begin at the Tonto National Monument Visitor Center. Park admission is $10 per person unless visitors have an Interagency Annual, Military, Senior, 4th Grader, or Access Pass. There is no additional cost to attend the bird walks and reservations are not required.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the Lower Cliff Dwelling after the program.

Bring dependable hiking shoes, binoculars, a water bottle, and your favorite field guides. All experience levels are welcome to attend.

Novice birders can use limited binoculars and field guides supplied by the National Park Service for the duration of the walk. Bird species spotted by visitors will be recorded and featured on Tonto National Monument social media.

For more information contact 928-467-2241 and [email protected] or go to www.nps.gov/tont, www.facebook.com/TontoNPS, www.instagram.com/TontoNPS|, or twitter.com/tonto_nps.

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