Wehr Birders is continuing to meet on Sunday mornings. We meet at 9:00 AM during the winter months and will move to 8:00 AM in March. In our small group, we wear masks and practice social distancing to protect others from Covid 19. Join us at Wehr Nature Center’s front entrance. Wehr Nature Center is located at 9701 W. College Avenue in Franklin. All birding levels are welcome. Mentoring is offered to beginning birders. Our bird walks are free. There is a $5 parking fee for the nature center.
Past Field Trips
Forest Home Cemetery Walk
Bill Holton led a bird walk at Forest Home Cemetery on Saturday, May 16, 2019. The Forest Home Cemetery is located at 2405 West Forest Home Ave. https://foresthomecemetery.com/
Saturday, May 11th, 2019: Seminary Woods Bird Walk for International Migratory Bird Day at 8am
Seminary Woods and the adjacent field sometimes yield thirty-five or more species on a good day in the spring. In other years, we have seen warblers like Blue-winged, Ovenbird, Bay-breasted plus the more common warblers, surprises like a Sora foraging in the woods, and numerous thrushes and kinglets, phoebes and wrens. If lucky, an Eastern Screech or Great Horned Owl may appear!
Saturday, May 25: Forest Home Cemetery Bird Walk
WMAS began holding bird walks at this historic cemetery two years ago. Sightings have been hit-or-miss, but we have had two surprising highlights: In 2017, we saw a Red-headed Woodpecker. In 2018, a latecomer to the walk found an American Bittern out in the open. We also saw common migrants like Yellow-rumped Warblers, kinglets, and an Eastern Towhee pair. Even a glimpse of a sought-after migrant has shown up at times! The Forest Home Cemetery is located at 2405 West Forest Home Ave. https://foresthomecemetery.com/