Who wants to see a goatsucker? Yeah, me too. Would you settle for hearing one? If so, join us when we join the Nashville TOS Chapter for a night field trip in search of nightjars and owls in southern Wilson County and northern Rutherford County.
On Saturday evening, 17 July 2017 meet in the Cedars of Lebanon State Park Nature Center parking lot at 7:30 PM where we will pile into as few vehicles as possible, then join up with NTOS a few miles south of the park. If you are running late, you might catch us at 10725 Murfreesboro Rd., Lebanon, TN 37090 no later than 8:00 PM. That’s the gravel parking area just south of SR-452 (Racetrack Rd.). GPS coordinates: 36.020374, -86.362021
Expect to hear Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Eastern Screech Owl, Chuck-will’s Widow, and possibly Eastern Whippoorwill. If we’re lucky, we might catch sight of one or two of these birds.
You’re not likely to need your binoculars (unless you have night vision binoculars, in which case you are free to ride with me) but bring water and a snack if you wish. We will likely be out until 11:00 PM or so.
It’s going to be fun! We hope to see you on Saturday, 17 June 2017.