September’s Bird Walk
September's Bird Walk Flew By Too Fast!
On September 11, 2021 Lakeshore Park hosted their first bird walk in conjunction with Knoxville Birding Group and Wildlife Unlimited. Birders- new and experienced- came out to see what wildlife Lakeshore had to offer.
President of the Knoxville Birding Group, a sector of Knoxville Tennessee Ornithological Society (KTOS), Morton Massey led the group’s walk. He spoke about the factors that go into why birds migrate to a specific area, what birds he personally has seen in East Tennessee, and more.
Morton shared with the group that playing the sounds of a specific bird will attract that bird to the area. While out on the river pier, he played a variety of bird sounds and the group watched several different species fly in. The birders were able to see downy woodpeckers, cardinals, blue birds, warblers, and several others.
Lakeshore Park Conservancy thanks Morton, KTOS, Wildlife Unlimited, and all the birders that had come out for the morning!