The most popular times for birding in Tennessee are during the spring migration from mid-March to mid-May and the fall migration from early September until mid-October. Knoxville’s Sharps Ridge is among Tennessee’s best sites during spring migration.
Knoxville is also home to Seven Islands Birding State Park, Tennessee’s only state birding park. Fun fact for paddlers and anglers: the park is located alongside the French Broad River and there is a small canoe/kayak launch that provides access to the water. For a completely enjoyable afternoon, plan some extra time for the French Broad Driving Tour and treat yourself to some ice cream at Cruze Farm at Asbury!