Education and Programs
A variety of bird programs are offered year round for all ages and interest levels. From owl prowls at night, early morning bird counts with the Nashville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, migration hikes, and summer breeding bird hikes, to programs on specific species like bluebirds, hummingbirds, vultures and woodcocks. While some programs offered are for all ages and families, others are designed for preschoolers, homeschoolers, school field trips, high school students and adults.
Check out the Nature Center for specific programs and events, festivals and bird banding days and contact the Nature Center at 615-352-6299. If you have an interested group, call to schedule a bird program for them.
A great way to learn more about birds is to visit the Nature Center campus and explore the pond, gardens, bird feeding stations and take a hike on the Hungry Hawk Trail. Go into the Leaning Center and pick up a bird checklist, find the bird exhibit , and talk to a naturalist. Another good way to learn more is to volunteer to help with bird programs and projects. You can pick up at volunteer application at the front desk!
Free Bird Hikes and Programs Scheduled This Fall
Neo-tropical migrants are ready to fly south, and we don't want to miss them! Bring your binoculars and join our staff and volunteers for walks through the forest and field looking for grosbeaks, warblers, tanagers, and orioles. Registration is required. Call the Nature Center with questions.
- Thursday, October 5, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Fall Bird Hike in Deep Well
- Saturday, October 14, 7-10 a.m., Fair Weather Fall Birds
- Thursday, November 2, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Birds of the Hill Forest
- Thursday, December 7, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Winter Bird Walk in the Burch Reserve
Observe bird research up close at the Fall in Love with Fall Birds open house on Tuesday, October 10, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fall is a fabulous time to look for birds, from migrating warblers and thrushes to hatchling cardinals and chickadees. Drop by to watch the BIRD team trap and band these birds and more!