Birding is one of the most popular and rewarding outdoor recreational activities in the United States. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Mississippi River, Tennessee is home to a great diversity of birdlife. Tennessee State Parks offer excellent, year-round opportunities to explore this diversity from common species like Tennessee’s state bird, the Northern Mockingbird, to rare species like the Cerulean Warbler. Whether you’re looking for a Barred Owl, Wood Thrush or a White Ibis, you can find many of Tennessee’s birds in a state park. Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of lodging options including camping, cabins and inns, and for those traveling with groups, many parks offer group accommodations.