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Roaring River Park

Birding Seasons:
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Summer B
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Site Description and Habitats
The park has access to Roaring River, including a boat ramp, gravel walking path, and open grassy fields and wooded edges.

Bird species of interest

Spring and Fall Migration: Northern Parula, Palm, Pine, Worm-eating, and Blackpoll (spring only) Warbler, American Redstart, Purple Martin, and Yellow-throated Vireo

Summer: Summer Tanager, Prothonotary Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, Chimney Swift, Eastern Wood-pewee, Baltimore Oriole, Red-eyed Vireo

Winter: White-crowned, Swamp, and Field Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, Ring-billed Gull

Year-Round: Great Blue Heron, Cedar Waxwing, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Mourning Dove, Eastern Phoebe

List of species seen here during bird surveys via Steve Stedman

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Detailed directions for birding Roaring River Park
From I-40, take Hwy 53 north thru Gainesboro. Turn east on Hwy 135 and follow signs into recreation area. The area is not very large so be sure to explore all the water access areas and wooded areas.

Lat-Long (GPS) coordinates
: 36.375081 -85.639222

Fees and Hours
Open year round, daylight hours. A $3 fee is usually required for access, but not always.

There are restroom facilities.

Info for other sites
Tennessee's Watchable Wildlife web site