The number of migrating birds spotted in TN is down this year. Maybe it's the dry weather, but none the less, TN, especially along the MS River, is a great place to watch birds, and there are several excellent spots to do it right in the Memphis area. The Ensley Bottoms Complex and T. O. Fuller State Park, Greenbelt Park on Mud Island, Eagle Lake Refuge are among them. Click HERE for a map and info.
A 2001 National Survey of the Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Associated Recreation TN reports that 1,400,000 people watch birds in TN. Approximately 1M of these are TN residents who watch birds at home. Another 595,000 are residents and visitors who take bird watching vacations.