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October 12th, 2021|

ACTION ALERT OCTOBER 11, 2021                                                                             "Recovering America's Wildlife Act 2021" “A bill to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposes” has been introduced in both the U. S. House of Representatives (HR – 2773) and the U. S. Senate (S.2372). The bill is known by its short title “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2021.” The Senate version currently has 28 co-sponsors (14 Republicans, 13 Democrats and 1 Independent), while the House version currently has 128 co-sponsors (96 Democrats and 29 Republicans). The Act would provide 1.3

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Results of 2021 Fall Bird Count

October 4th, 2021|

Here are the results of the fall 2021 count for Davidson and surrounding areas. Highlights were a ruddy turnstone in the Old Hickory area, a handful of red-headed woodpeckers in Cheatham County, and an influx of blue jays everywhere. 58 members took part in the count. Canada Goose 143 Wood Duck 18 Gadwall 4 American Wigeon 1 Mallard 235 Blue-winged Teal 41 Lesser Scaup 1 Wild Turkey 72 Pied-billed Grebe 8 Double-crested Cormorant 162 American White Pelican 5 Great Blue Heron 46 Great Egret 37 Green Heron 2 Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 Black Vulture 170 Turkey Vulture 60 Osprey 5 Northern Harrier 1 Cooper's Hawk 6 Accipiter Species 1 Bald Eagle 5 Red-shouldered Hawk 12 Red-tailed Hawk 14 American Coot 69 Killdeer 94 Spotted Sandpiper 5 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Ruddy Turnstone 1 Ring-billed Gull 41 Rock Pigeon 133 Eurasian Collared-Dove 2 Mourning Dove 124 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 6 Eastern Screech-Owl 3 Great Horned

Call for Volunteer at the Purple Martin Roost in Nashville…

July 27th, 2021|

Warner Park is looking for volunteers to visit the Purple Martin roost in downtown Nashville nightly,  to monitor activity educate the public and report observations back to Warner Park. Information and  sign-up forms can be found at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4da5ac2da3f8c34-purple1 Additional information can be obtained by contacting Warner Park.

Spectacular Purple Martin Show is underway in Nashville…

July 22nd, 2021|

The annual spectacular gathering of Purple Martins is underway in the trees outside the Nashville Symphony.  In 2020,an estimated 100,000-150,000 martins roosted in trees around the Nashville Symphony Center (36.1601, -86.7762) and this year is shaping up to be even more incredible. The Martin will continue to gather there through early September. They begin swirling in about 30 minutes before sunset and continue until dark when the last of them drop in for htenight.  It's a sight to behold and we invite you to come out and enjoy nature's show.

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Good news for a change…

July 9th, 2021|

The Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA) was passed by the Senate on 6/24/2021. The bill creates a new program to self-certify technical assistance providers and third-party verifiers for the agriculture and forestry sectors for voluntary actions that are intended to reduce the amount of air and carbon pollution and for processes to naturally store carbon. The legislation seeks to address barriers to entry for landowners trying to access voluntary carbon markets, and encourages practices guided by science, while also refining protocols that account for additionality, permanence, and potential leakage.  To read more click on the link below… https://www.audubon.org/news/bipartisan-bill-addressing-pollution-working-lands-and-economic-support

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Import Action Alert

June 18th, 2021|

HELP SAVE THE MIGRATORY BIRD PROTECTION ACT The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) has been one of our nation’s most effective bird conservation laws for over 100 years.  During the last administration, a new federal rule severely weakened the MBTA, ending enforcement of a provision that holds industry accountable for bird deaths. Recently a new act has been proposed by some members of Congress to restore and expand the protections provided by the MBTA. The Migratory Bird Protection Act would regulate incidental bird mortalities by requiring mitigation fees for unavoidable impacts, and encouraging the use of best practices to reduce bird mortality. Please click on this action link to ask your Representative and Senators to be original co-sponsors of the Migratory Bird Protection Act now! Tell Congress to Protect Migratory Birds! (abcbirds.org)