The next meeting of the John W. Sellars – Lebanon Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society will be Saturday, 19 March 2016 at 10:30 AM in Cabin 13 at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. We will be watching the second half of Danny Shelton’s documentary film A Century of Birds: 100 years of the Tennessee Ornithological Society.
Before the meeting we will visit some good birding spots around Old Hickory Lake looking for ducks and early spring migrants. We will begin at Laguardo Recreation Area at 7:30 AM. The Laguardo Recreation Area is located at 7790 Highway 109, Lebanon, TN (GPS: 36.289943, -86.446714). Click here for a map Laguardo Recreation Area Map Stephen Zipperer will then lead us to several more birding hot spots around the lake including: Tyree Access, Davis Corner Access, Cedar Creek Access, and if time allows, Shutes Branch Recreation Area. We will wrap up the birding about 9:30 AM and head to Cedars of Lebanon State Park for the meeting.
Anyone interested in birding is welcome to participate in this outing. You do not have to attend the meeting to participate in the field trip, but we hope you will. Bring a sack lunch for after the meeting, and find out what everyone is seeing at their favorite birding spots.
Directions to Cabin 13: Once you enter the park through the main entrance continue on past the park office. When you come to the split in the road, bear to the right on W.P.A. Road, then continue on past the Cedar Lodge, and past the parking lot for the nature center. Look for the gravel drive on your left (just before the playground equipment). If you cross the Cave Creek bridge you have gone too far. Turn left on to the gravel drive and #13 will be the first cabin on the right. Click the following link for a Cabin # 13 Google Map.