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Visitors are cordially invited to stop by the bird banding table on the nature center campus and see birds up-close and observe bird research in action.
Licensed banders manage the bird banding station and use mist nets and traps to carefully catch, band and release each bird. Bird banding sessions are scheduled by project.
Depending on the number of birds and the number of trained volunteers assisting that session, we are happy to answer questions about the birds and banding and discuss the data collected and bird banding tools. We have some amazing bird stories to tell! Of course the safety of the bird is the most important part of banding, and if we are too busy with the birds and unable to talk, you are still welcome to observe quietly and enjoy watching the process.
Bird banding sessions may be cancelled or times adjusted due to rain, inclement weather or unforeseen staffing issues or emergencies. If you stop by and the banders are not there, please enjoy the Park and come back another day.
Spring is also a great time to observe birds at the feeding stations and on the nature center campus or to take a bird hike on the Hungry Hawk Trail or one of the many other trails!
Long-term Spring Banding Project dates (picnic tables near library):
Tuesday, 4 April 8am-12noon
Thursday, 6 April 12noon-4pm
Tuesday, 11 April 8am-12noon
Tuesday, 18 April 8am-12noon
Wednesday, 19 April 12noon-4pm
Tuesday, 25 April 8am -12noon
Saturday, 29 April 10am -2pm Spring Bird Celebration at the Nature Center
Warner Park Nature Center
7311 Hwy 100 Nashville, TN 37221