Plano Outdoor Learning Center

Plano, Texas

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The Plano Outdoor Learning Center, operated by the Plano Independent School District, is part of the city’s larger Bob Woodruff Park in east Plano. Because it is a teaching center, the trails are heavily used by schoolchildren after 9 A.M.; therefore, birding should be done in the early mornings when school is in session. The relatively undisturbed condition of this bottomland hardwood forest habitat in the midst of an extremely fast-growing area makes the area unique. Key birds: Wood Duck and Barred Owl are present year-round. Indigo and Painted Bunting occur in spring and summer. Fox and Harris’s Sparrows can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

Plano Outdoor Learning Center Professional Review and Guide

"The Plano Outdoor Learning Center, operated by the Plano Independent School District, is part of the city’s larger Bob Woodruff Park in east Plano. Because it is a teaching center, the trails are heavily used by schoolchildren after 9 A.M.; therefore, birding should be done in the early mornings when school is in session.

The relatively undisturbed condition of this bottomland hardwood forest habitat in the midst of an extremely fast-growing area makes the area unique. Key birds: Wood Duck and Barred Owl are present year-round. Indigo and Painted Bunting occur in spring and summer. Fox and Harris’s Sparrows can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Plano
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migrants and nesting activities
Local Contacts: Plano Outdoor Learning Center
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Plano Outdoor Learning Center

Recent Trail Reviews

3/6/2009
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This is a great place to take the family, the wild life is great, and the staff is so nice. The kids will love the OLC


7/29/2004
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May 2018