We will meet at Keith's house in Pittman Center, TN for a cup of coffee or tea and a scone/muffin if desired, have a quick orientation to the area and birding, and then head out on foot to explore the community of Emerts Cove, a section of Pittman Center, one of the richest bird areas in this part of Sevier County. FALL SONGBIRD MIGRATION IS ONGOING NOW THROUGH LATE OCTOBER! We might elect to drive a short distance to a local pond and horse pasture which are often very rich in bird life. But for the most part, we'll walk for about 2.5 hours, maybe a bit more, and explore the wooded areas, forest edges, tree and hedgerows and grassy and weedy fields for a variety of bird life. Spring and summer are always better because migrant birds have returned from their wintering grounds to breed in this area and bird song is much richer. But autumn and winter are still great times to explore the bird life in Emerts Cove. During our walk, we can talk about the rich history of Emerts Cove and Pittman Center as well as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After we have explored the area for about 2 hours, we'll return to Keith's home and depart.
Scone or muffin (pre-baked from local grocery) , regular or gluten-free
Coffee and/or tea
Ruth And Keith
Native to Sevier County, Keith has 40 years of national birding experience, including East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains. A former migratory bird biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, he returned to his home Smokies in 2006. Since, he has been assisting local agencies and organizations with bird monitoring and conservation planning. Keith now leads guided birding tours for the Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA) and Ventures Birding Tours, based in Asheville, NC. Together with fellow birders he has documented birds never before reported for Sevier County, TN. This experience is featured in the fall issue of Airbnb Magazine!
후기 페이지 탐색 섹션
We will be exploring the community of Pittman Center, TN and specifically, the Emerts Cove section, which is a rural residential and farm community adjacent to the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Emerts Cove boasts one of two covered bridges in Sevier County, TN and an historical cemetery that includes gravesites of Revolutionary War soliders and the first European settlers to this area in the late 1700's.
예약 가능 여부
원하시는 시간에 예약 가능한 체험이 없다면, 하실 수 있습니다.
9월 17일 화요일 오전 8:00~오전 11:00.
8자리 중 8자리 남음
알아두어야 할 사항
최대 8명, 만 12세 이상만 참석 가능
정부 발급 신분증
신분증상의 사진과 대조할 수 있는 본인 사진을 찍어야 합니다. 이를 통해 에어비앤비가 체험에 참가하는 게스트를 확인할 수 있습니다. 이 절차는 한 번만 완료하시면 됩니다.
We will walk rain or shine, cold or warm, unless it's pouring and we'll try to reschedule. Wear appropriate weather and climate gear. A hat always helps with sun and any insects, bring sunscreen.
자연 도보 탐방
Coffee, Tea, and Birds