Friday, September 19th, the Discover Birds Program and the Young Adventures Group (YAG) homeschool students and teachers met at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to learn about birds!
Below, Doug shows students a comorant beak. You can visit the cormorant at Cornell: Double-crested Commorant. Commorants can be found in Tennessee, while Wood Storks are most often found in coastal wetlands in Florida and South Carolina.
killdeer, make no nest at all and simply lay their eggs on gravel. (You can find a killdeer on the Common Tennessee Birds page.)
As Doug was talking, I noticed that one of our students (shown below) was carrying a notebook and a pencil and making sketches of the bird-related items that were discussed. This is what explorers and field biologists have done for centuries--recorded and sketched their observations in a notebook!
heard his song), Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren and a flock of calling American Crows flying over the trees tops.
A special thank you to Kate Owens, of Young Adventures Group, and Billie Cantwell, from KTOS, for arranging this program. A big thank you, also, to Discover Birds volunteers Doug Schneeberger, Michael Plaster and Vickie Henderson!
KTOS--Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society
KTOS on Facebook
Discover Birds Program
Discover Birds Activity Book
Discover Birds Curriculum Guide
Discover Birds in the Tennessee Conservationist
eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Tennessee Watchable Wildlife--Birds
Cornell's free beginning birding app--Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Audubon Mobile Field Guides