Jackson Park attracts an outstanding variety of migrating birds in spring and fall, the best times to bird in the park. To date, the park bird list contain a remarkable 196 species of birds. Jackson Park consists of 250 acres of diverse habitat located in downtown Hendersonville. The park is run by the Henderson County Parks and
Recreation Department. There are several trails in the park.
Begin at the paved Nature Trail, which is about a quarter-mile loop. It proceeds through shrubby habitat as well as wet areas and meadows.This area can be good for warblers, flycatchers, tanagers, orioles, vireos, thrushes, sparrows, raptors, and waterbirds.The cut-through, a grass trail that connects a both ends to the Nature Trail, is very good for Orange-crowned Warblers in mid-October as well as Blue-winged and Golden-winged Warblers in mid- to late September. After finishing the Nature Trail, cross the road at the parking lot, make an immediate left, and walk about 75 yards to a trail on your right; you will see a chain between two posts. In fall this trail is excellent for Philadelphia Vireos, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, tanagers, thrushes, and warblers.
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