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Parks and Recreation

Bird Education and Programs at Warner Park Nature Center

a hawk in flight with wings spread wide

Bird programs are offered year-round for all ages and interest levels. Owl prowls at night, early morning bird counts with the Nashville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, migration hikes, summer breeding bird hikes, programs on specific species like bluebirds, hummingbirds, vultures and woodcocks--we are ready to celebrate the "Year of the Bird" with you!

Bird-related programs and events, festivals and bird banding sessions are offered throughout the spring. Bird programs are available to groups on a limited basis. Contact the nature center at 615-862-8555 or

Fall Bird Celebration on October 16

2018 is “Year of the Bird”! Drop by anytime between 9 a.m. and noon to observe fall migratory bird banding research, learn about the barn swallows nesting at the Learning Center and participate in other fun bird activities throughout the morning. Registration is not required, and this program is free.

Fall 2018 Bird Hikes

Hummingbirds, tanager and warblers are sensing shorter days and cooler nights. They react to these environmental changes by migrating south in fall and north-back to Tennessee!-in spring. Register for one of our bird hikes below by clicking on the hikes you are interested in!

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. Visit the Leaning Center and pick up a bird checklist, explore the new 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!