The John W Sellars – Lebanon Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society will conduct the Christmas Bird Count in Wilson County on Monday, 2 January 2017. 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].
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. You can zoom right down to the street level.
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.