Soggy Bottom Birders at Edgar Evins State Park

On a wet and treacherous morning in April, nine members of the John W Sellars – Lebanon Chapter of TOS were joined by Tarcila Fox of the Nashville Chapter of TOS for a field trip to Edgar Evins State Park for some spring migrant birding. And spring migrants they found!

l-r: Mark Taylor, Roy Turrentine, Nancy Robb, Melissa Turrentine, Greg Tomerlin, Louann Gum, Tarcila Fox, Stephen Zipperer and Ken Gum  – 22 April 2017 @ Edgar Evins State Park Photo appears courtesy of Glenn Robb. Thank you, Glenn!

The wet and woolly crew met Park Ranger Mark Taylor and his wife Holly after one of the wettest storms during April in Tennessee recorded weather history. Parts of middle Tennessee received over five inches of rain on April 22, but the birds didn’t seem to mind and neither did the birders. When all was said and done 40 species of birds were seen or heard including 11 species of warbler. For a list of species recorded by this NTOS + LTOS joint venture, click the following link:

Thank you Mark & Holly Taylor for your hospitality and excellent birding skills, and for showing us around your beautiful park! We all had a wonderful time, and some of our members added life birds to their lists. We can’t wait to come back!


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