Tims Ford State Park will be celebrating International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, March 25th on site with activities spanning through the day. Activities, times and locations are as follows in Central Standard Time, and all programs are free to the public:
10:00AM – Introduction to Birding Workshop @ Visitors Center – Join Regional Interpreter, John Froeschauer, and members of the Tennessee Ornithological Society for a 2 hour fun and interactive beginners guide to birding starting at the Visitor’s Center then hiking out 2 miles along the Marble Plains Paved Path and fields in search of various bird habitat.
Noon – Local School and Boyscouts Birdhouse Display @ Visitor’s Center – Enjoy the fruits of various local schools and scout troops who have designed bird houses to be incorporated on grounds at Tims Ford State Park. The public can cast votes on their favorite bird houses and the winning group will receive a public choice award for their school and scout troop.
3:00PM – Migratory Birds of Prey and Falconry Show @ Visitor’s Center- Join local falconers and park rangers at the park aviary located by the Visitor’s Center for an exhilarating raptor show focusing on migratory birds of prey as well as the art of falconry. A feeding program for park education raptors will be conducted at the end of the program for the public to experience.
8:00PM – Owl Prowl @ Bear Trace Golf Course Pro Shop – Meet Park Rangers at the Park Golf Course Pro Shop to step out into the dusk and call out to the woodland owls of Tennessee. Guests will be led on an easy difficulty walk along the course for a 1.5 mile tour.