June 18, 2016 - Evening Field Trip! Wilson/Rutherford County with Terry Witt
Target birds are Whips, Chucks, and Owls. We will meet at the intersection of Hwy 231 and TN 452 (Racetrack Blvd), near the Wilson/Rutherford county line, at 8 p.m. There is a spot just a bit south of there where we can leave extra vehicles safely. We will then carpool to the birding areas. We will be out until 10-11 p.m. looking for all three regular occurring Tennessee nightjars. We should also have a chance of seeing/hearing 4 species of owls. The main limiting factor is weather, rain and/or wind which would lower ones’ chances. Bring mosquito repellent.
July 16, 2016 - Peeler Park Greenway
Meet to leave from Cumberland Museum at 7 a.m. or meet at Peeler Park (2271 Neely's Bend Rd.) at 7:30 a.m.
Peeler Park is a large pastoral park tucked away at the end of a long curve in the Cumberland River known as Neely’s Bend. Expect all the summer residents including sparrows and all the local woodpeckers. Possible sightings include Wild Turkey and birds of prey, including Bald Eagles. Bring water, snacks, and mosquito repellent.
August 20, 2016 - Edgar Evins State Park
Meet to leave from Adventure Science Center at 7 a.m.
Wildlife is abundant and includes three different owl species, numerous hawks and wintering bald eagles as well as the rare Cerulean Warbler, a summer resident. An observation tower at the Visitor Center offers a spectacular view of Center Hill Lake and the surrounding hillsides. Bring water, lunch, snacks, and mosquito repellent.