Field Trip to Duck River Unit – Saturday, 22 July 2017

druThe John W Sellars – Lebanon Chapter of TOS does not meet in July, but we have a field trip to the Duck River Unit near New Johnsonville in West Tennessee on Saturday, 22 July 2017.

Sack-LunchThis is an all day event and bathrooms are not readily available. You will need to bring lunch, drinks and any snacks you may want. It takes at least 2 hours to get there from Murfreesboro or Lebanon so plan accordingly. We will meet at 7:30 AM in the parking lot in front of Dollar General in New Johnsonville. The address is: 568 Broadway Avenue, New Johnsonville, TN 37134

Here is a Google map to the location:

Map to New Johnsonville Dollar General – 36.0160173, -87.9706299

american_avocetWhat will we see?

Various sandpipers & plovers, Caspian & Black Terns, American White Pelicans, various herons (great blue, little blue & green) & egrets (great, snowy & cattle) are all possible. Stephen suggests making yourself familiar with Black Terns in non-breeding plumage, and brushing up on waders and shorebirds.

If you plan to join us for the trip, please complete the form below. Knowing how many to expect will allow us to better plan the trip. The information you provide in the form is seen only by us and will not be shared with any other organization. Include your name, email address, how many birders you expect in your party, whether you are willing to drive or prefer to ride, and if possible include a cell phone number so that we can communicate if necessary during the trip or in the event of inclement weather.

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Duck River Unit Field Trip  –  22 July 2017



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Nightjar & Owl Hunt w/ NTOS – Saturday, 17 June 2017

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.


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