Hatchie BirdFest takes flight April 26-28

Hatchie BirdFest takes flight April 26-28

Unique outdoor adventures and over 200 species of birds await you on the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge.

Events include special speakers and demonstrations, hikes, nature walks and more. Perfect for seasoned birders or beginners. We’ve changed the date to coincide with Spring migration and we’re adding activities to make this year’s event more exciting than ever.

NEW:
Clean Up on the Refuge in conjunction with World Migratory BIrd Day
Basic Birding: A Beginners Introduction to Birding
A BirdFest Cook Out

Take a look at the schedule and register online at HatchieBirdFest.com. You can always call us at 731-779-9000 if you have questions.

2019 SCHEDULE of EVENTS
Friday, April 26
9 & 11am: Explore the Outdoors: Canoe Oneal Lake
1-3pm: Refuge Clean-Up in conjunction with World Migratory Bird Day
6pm: Opening Reception & Presentation: Temple Adas Israel, 140 North Washington, Entertainment by The Dirt Pilgrims – Quirky, off-beat, folk band…
7pm: Presentation – Farm Bill Support for Wildlife
Presenter: Gordon Counts, TWRA Farm Bill Program Biologist

Saturday, June 2
All Saturday events originate at the Delta Heritage Center,121 Sunny Hill Cove
7-11am: Bird and Nature Walk
8-10am: Bird & Nature Walk with Basic Photography
8:30am: Basic Birding: A Beginners Introduction to Bird Watching ….COST: $10 per person
10:30am: The Joy of Wildlife Watching
11:30am: Meet-up for Lunch
12pm: Birds of Prey – Live bird Demonstrations
1pm: How to Make Your Yard Wildlife Friendly
2pm: Creation Care
3pm: Butterfly and Wildflower Walk
5-8pm: BirdFest Cook-Out …….Cost: $10 per person
7pm: Sunset at Oneal Lake: Nocturnal Walk – Creatures of the Night

Sunday, April 28
7am: Informal Birding Hike and Excursion with Bob Ford
9am: Hatchie River Float Trip ….Cost: $20 per canoe or kayak ($10 if you bring your own)
Sunday Seminars at WILLOW OAKS FARM
1pm: A Tour of Pollinator Plants for All Seasons
3pm: Backyard Birding