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Posted on: June 22, 2021

City of Victoria adds birding deck near Riverside Park

An elevated wooden patio with a shaded seating area, a map of Riverside Park and additional signage.

PHOTO #1: The City of Victoria Convention & Visitors Bureau on June 15 unveiled the Athey Nature Sanctuary Birding Deck at the historic Hiller house, 3003 Vine St., home to the headquarters of Keep Victoria Beautiful. The observation area features feeding stations to attract birds, disposable binoculars, interpretive displays with information about bird species in the area and types of plants that attract them, a shaded seating area and a map of birding spots throughout the region. More than 250 species can be found in and around nearby Riverside Park. City staff collaborated with local birder Cheryl Johnson ( to create the interpretive displays. The City built the deck and provides landscaping at the property. To learn more about fun activities in Victoria, visit

Signs on a wooden patio railing show pictures of birds and information about them.PHOTO #2: An interpretive display at the Athey Nature Sanctuary Birding Deck, located at 3003 Vine St., features information about local bird species. More than 250 species can be found in and around nearby Riverside Park. 

To view more photos of the new birding deck, click here.

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