This episode, Erick and the crew fly off to learn more about the popular hobby of birding and what passionate Tennesseans are doing to preserve, protect and restore bird populations across the state.

Beginning at Seven Islands State Birding Park, the first designated birding park in Tennessee, the crew learns some ways we can all help protect native populations of birds, as well as some interesting things the staff at Seven Islands are doing.

With interests piqued, the Uncharted Crew heads over to the American Eagle Federation’s Wings of America show at Dollywood.  At the Wings of America pavilion, Erick gets down and dirty backstage in assisting with the maintenance and care necessary for these feathered stars.

While at Dollywood, it seems a shame not to experience all the other attractions the park has to offer, so the Uncharted crew took a walk on the wild side … and a ride on the Wild Eagle.

Turning back to birding, the crew ventures over to the Wonder of Hummingbirds festival at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, where Erick gets up close and personal with these delicate and fascinating birds while learning how to create backyard habitats to increase your bird watching.

Whether you’re looking for a fun and educational way to spend the afternoon around wildlife and wild coasters, or a means of making a short stroll down a nearby greenway more meaningful, birding is a unique method of enjoying everything the outdoors have to offer. 

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