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TENNESSEE WILDLIFE VIEWING TRAIL » Middle Tennessee
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Warner Parks

Site Directions: From I-65, south of Nashville, take Old Hickory Blvd exit in Brentwood, TN. Proceed west approximately 8 miles to Hwy 100 and turn left (south) and the entrance to the Nature Center is on your left in approximately 0.4 miles.
Warner Park Nature Center-
Lat: 36.06095°N Long: -86.90607°W
Hours: day light hours
Seasonality: year round
Fees: none

Site Description: Comprised primarily of wooded hills with mature deciduous forest. Small streams and drainages occur throughout the parks. Open grassy fields, picnic areas, a golf course, and a steeplechase are present. An 11 mile driving route passes through the parks north of Old Hickory Blvd and is accessible from Old Hickory Blvd, Chickering Rd, among other locations. Hiking trails span the entire park system. Horse trails are present as well.

Wildlife to Watch: Wild Turkey are common to abundant, while deer are present. Barred Owls can be seen from the roadsides regularly, with some luck. Hairy Woodpeckers are found here in moderate numbers year round. In spring migration, Mourning Warblers can be found singing along with many other migrants including Kentucky Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, Hooded Warbler, Swainson's Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, Black-and-white Warbler, Eastern Wood Pewee, and Blackpoll Warbler. A large bluebird trail was establishing in the 1930's and is still maintained, thus Eastern Bluebirds are common in this magnificent urban park.

For more information:

Warner Park Nature Center

Tennessee Ornithological Society - Audubon Important Bird Area web page

Tennessee Ornithological Society - Site description page

Edwin Warner Park Map

Percy Warner Park Map

Birds of the Warner Parks from eBird submissions

Friends of Warner Parks



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Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas.