Wilson County Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, 29 December 2018

Tis the season to… count birds.

christmas-bird-countThe Audubon Christmas Bird Count is an annual Citizen Science tradition, and your participation is vital. If you are available on Saturday, 29 December 2018 and would like to participate, please complete the early registration form here:  CBC Sign Up Form

wcsparrowJoin us for a couple hours or all day in Wilson County. The more eyes we provide, the more birds we count.

Saturday, 29 December 2018 – Lebanon / Wilson County

Meet @ 7:00 AM at Cedars of Lebanon State Park Nature Center  [ map ]
Register Here:  LTOS CBC Participation Form
Contact: Stephen Zipperer at stczipperer@gmail.com

click map below
Wilson County Christmas Bird Count Circle Maphttps://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1d2hIZP6iv0tvvSn3ntgRNh0pxd4&ll=36.20452918216536%2C-86.38704301323241&z=11

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.


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Birding Bedford Lake & Normandy – Saturday, 17 November 2018

bedford_lakeThe next meeting of the Lebanon Birding Club (John W. Sellars Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society) will be Saturday, 17 November 2018. Melissa & Roy Turrentine have graciously invited us to have lunch with them near Normandy. Afterward, we will head to nearby Bedford Lake for some birding.

birdwatchingWe generally scope the lake for wintering waterfowl and perhaps catch a few song birds flitting about & gleaning from the trees nearby. In the past we have seen Bufflehead, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Red-breasted & Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, and Ring-neck ducks among others, and dozens of songbird species. If time permits, we will visit Normandy Lake just up the road in Coffee County. Last year adult & juvenile Bald Eagles were spotted above the dam. If interested in the casual atmosphere at the Turrentine home, or in joining the group for the birding at Bedford Lake and elsewhere, please contact Melissa or Roy for details. — romejo1990@gmail.com


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