The John W Sellars – Lebanon Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society will conduct the Christmas Bird Count in Wilson County on Saturday, 2 January 2016. Participants will meet at 7:00 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Dixon L. Merritt Nature Center at Cedars of Lebanon State Park [Google Map] the morning of the count, Saturday, 2 January 2016.
If you use Google maps or have access to the Internet, the map at left and link below highlight the 15-mile diameter circle within which our Christmas Bird Count takes place. The circle is centered on the cul-de-sac at the end of Bonnie Valley Drive, which is just north of Interstate 40 and east of Highway 109. You can zoom right down to the street level.
For more information or to participate in the Christmas Bird Count here in Wilson County, contact Stephen Zipperer at Stczipperer@gmail.com.
From December 14 through January 5 each year, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission – often before dawn. For over one hundred and thirteen years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to go out and count birds on the annual Christmas Bird Count.