The B.I.R.D. Program at Warner Park Nature Center is a unique combination of bird research and public education. Park visitors can watch bird banding in action, participate in bird hikes, and engage in citizen science! Warner Parks has a long history of bird research beginning in the 1920s with Tennessee Ornithological Society bird surveys, Amelia Laskey’s Eastern Bluebird nest box research, and our Warner Park Bird Banding Station - ongoing since 1982.
Today, the BIRD program’s 16 research focal points include projects such as fall and spring migration banding, summer MAPS research, Eastern Bluebird Nest Box Project, Hummingbird Migration,Breeding Bird Survey, Purple Martins, Barn Swallows, Motus and participation in eBird, iNaturalist, Project FeederWatch
, Bird Geoscape, and more.
Contact the Nature Center at 615.862-8555
to learn more about becoming involved in the B.I.R.D. program.
A very special thank you to the Barbara J. Mapp Foundation
and the Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation
for their generosity and support of the B.I.R.D.Program. Thank you also to Susan O'Neill
for her generous support of the renovation of the WPNC Library and new BIRD Education Center, and to Ben
and Tara Armistead
for their generosity in establishing the Sandy Bivens Bird Garden.