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Site Description and Habitats
Peeler Park has several miles of paved greenway paths that travel along the Cumberland River, through mixed hardwood forests, and fields. The greenway attracts runners and walkers, but the variety of habitats make the park very interesting for bird watching.
Bird species of interest:
Spring and Fall Migration: A wide variety of warblers, vireos, and thrushes may be found in spring, along with flycatchers. Great Blue Herons have a small nesting colony along the river, just off the main trail. Some more common migrants include Tennessee, Nashville, Magnolia, and Blackpoll Warbler (later is spring only), Swainson's Thrush, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-pewee, and Scarlet Tanager.
Summer: Prothonotary Warbler, Northern Parula, Great crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed and White-eyed Vireo are regular nesting birds and encountered from the trails.
Winter: Song, Swamp, White-throated, Fox, and Field Sparrows can be common in the fields and wood edges. Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Hermit Thrush and Winter Wren can be regularly encountered as well.
Year-Round: Bald Eagle’s nest in the vicinity. Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Eastern Towhee, among other residents.
Species list via eBird Hotspot Explorer
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