Field Trip to Edgar Evins State Park – Saturday, 22 April 2017

In lieu of an April meeting, the John W Sellars Chapter of The Tennessee Ornithological Society will venture to Edgar Evins State Park in Dekalb County on Saturday, 22 April 2017 in search of the elusive Cerulean Warbler and other spring migrants. In addition, we will be joined on this field trip by members of the Nashville Chapter of TOS.

Park Ranger Mark Taylor has generously agreed to lead us on our search for warblers, and states there are good birding opportunities along the roads, down by the lake, and on numerous hiking trails throughout the park. Ranger Taylor suggests the best birding is usually in early morning, so we will gather at the park office no later than 8:00 a.m.

Sign up here:  Edgar Evins State Park Field Trip sign-up form

For a glimpse of what we might see and hear at Edgar Evins, download the park’s birding flyer here: Birds of Edgar Evins State Park

birdwatchingThere are numerous hiking trails throughout the park ranging in difficulty from easy to moderately strenuous.  Likewise, 5 miles of tree-lined paved roads twist and turn through the wooded park offering many excellent birding opportunities. Of course the weather during April can likewise range from “easy to moderately strenuous” so dress accordingly. As always, bring water and snacks.

The park office is located at: 1630 Edgar Evins State Park Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582.

Directions to Edgar Evins State Park

It takes about 35 minutes to reach Edgar Evins State Park from Lebanon. From the I-40 eastbound on-ramp at mile marker 238 (Hwy 231 S. ) travel east 30 miles and get off at exit 268. Turn right onto TN-96 S. and travel 3.6 miles. Continue straight onto Edgar Evins State Park Road for another 1.7 miles and the park office will be on your right.

Pap from Lebanon to Edgar Evais State ParkClick the image above or the link below for the live Google Map

Google map to Edgar Evins State Park from Lebanon

Finally, if you plan to join us on this field trip please take a moment to complete the online form at the following link. We need to know how many plan on going in order to plan the trip and arrange for carpooling if necessary.

Sign up here:  Edgar Evins State Park Field Trip sign-up form

Thanks and we will see you on Saturday, 22 April 2017.

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LBC Brunch & Shorebirds ID Presentation – Saturday, 18 March 2017

How about brunch with the Lebanon Birding Club, then learn to identify shorebirds?

Doughnuts_and_CoffeeThe Lebanon Birding Club will meet for brunch in Cabin #13 at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on Saturday, 18 March 2017. We will eat at 9:30 AM so plan to get there a few minutes earlier. There will be sausage biscuits, country ham bites, pastries, coffee and juice, so we need to know if you plan on coming. More on that a few paragraphs down.

greater-yellowlegsAfter brunch, we have guest speaker Chris Sloan from Nashville, co-author of Birds of Tennessee: A New AnnoItated Checklist, who will discuss identification of shorebirds. Mr. Sloan’s program begins at 10:45 AM and will also take place in Cabin #13, our regular meeting location.

Anyone interested in birding is welcome to attend our meetings and this brunch. You do not have to be a member to attend any of our events. But if you plan to join us for brunch in March, or the shorebird identification presentation by Mr. Sloan at 10:45 AM, please let us know by completing the form below. Tell us who you are and how many people will be in your party.

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If you have questions, feel free to email us at  lebanonbirding@gmail.com

Thanks!

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