Come join Daniel Moss as he leads us through the back country of Fort Campbell in search of the special species that call this active army post home. Fort Campbell offers unique habitats within our region the most notable of which is one of the largest remaining tracts of native tallgrass prairie in the eastern U.S., known as The Barrens, and part of the vast Pennyroyal Plain which once covered approximately 3.7 million acres of western Kentucky and north central Tennessee. In addition to the expected breeding birds, our main targets will be Bell’s Vireo, Henslow’s Sparrow, Dickcissel, and perhaps even Bachman’s Sparrow. The trip should last about half the day. Please dress for the weather, and make sure to bring plenty of water and insect repellent!
We will meet at 7:00 a.m. at the former Ft. Campbell hunting and fishing station parking lot located at the corner of Lafayette Rd. and 101st Airborne Division Rd. where we will meet up with Daniel. DO NOT proceed to any of the birding destinations on your own.
Special Notes regarding this trip – the trip is limited to 10 participants, and will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. NO cameras are permitted, and I need to provide a list of names to Daniel ahead of time, so if you wish to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “Ft. Campbell NTOS Field Trip”. Also, per current Ft. Campbell regulations, everyone will be required to wear a mask, even in the field (this could change in the future).