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Birding festival set for West Tennessee, western Kentucky

Posted at 5:28 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 05:28:17-05

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Friends of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is planning its winter bird-watching event in West Tennessee near western Kentucky.

The Wings of Winter Birding Festival is held over much of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley region in an area that is home to over 300 bird species. About 200 of the species gather there during their regular winter migration, according to a news release from the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge.

Ranger Joan Howe said the event brings in speakers and guides to provide expertise. In the two years the refuge has hosted the event, as many as 120 bird and waterfowl species were spotted during the three-day festival.

The event takes place Jan. 24 to 26. Registration is open online through Jan. 1.