Knoxville is conveniently located right in the middle of migration routes for many species of birds. Combined with the mild climate, hilly-to-mountainous terrain and many lakes and streams – Knoxville makes a great habitat for birds. Whether you are a beginner looking for easy birds to identify or an experienced birder, there are many places to start exploring.
Check out the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society –  an active birding group that offers monthly meetings with guest speakers and outings. The club welcomes beginners and experienced birders alike.

Cumberland Trail System

Cumberland Trail System HIGHLIGHTS: Cutting through 11 Tennessee counties, the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park follows a line of pristine high [...]

Chuck Swan WMA Trails

Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic peninsula features miles of gravel roads to explore and 70 miles of shoreline on Norris [...]

Black Oak Ridge Trails

Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement Trails       HIGHLIGHTS: Located in Oak Ridge, about 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville; 2.6 miles of [...]

Big South Fork NRRA Trails

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Spread out along the Cumberland Plateau, 450 miles of trail wander through scenic [...]

Concord Park Trails

Concord Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Surrounded by the Fort Loudoun Lake, this large linear park has four separate entrances and offers many activities including [...]

Carl Cowan Trails

Carl Cowan Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Fort Loudon Lake borders three sides of the park for paddling and fishing opportunities; a series of paved loop [...]

William Hastie Natural Area

William Hastie Natural Area HIGHLIGHTS: Within Knoxville's Urban Wilderness, 8.3 miles of trail weave through heavily forested property and range from easy to [...]

River Bluff Wildlife Area

River Bluff Wildlife Area HIGHLIGHTS: Primitive park features Civil War history and inspiring views of downtown Knoxville from the bluffs high above the [...]

Marble Springs Trails

Marble Springs Trails HIGHLIGHTS: The last home of Tennessee's first Governor, John Sevier, the historic homestead offers tours, events and demonstrations, giving visitors [...]

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