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Our parks are free for everyone to visit and enjoy. If you love Paris Landing State Park, you can donate today to help us continue investing in quality programs and services. Your donations will help make your favorite park even better! We'll use the donations for things like:

  • Building and maintaining new trails
  • Feeding and care for our birds of prey (eagles, hawks, owls, etc.)
  • Providing children's programs to connect youth to the outdoors
  • Upgrading our playground equipment
  • Projects that improve visitor experience, not funded by the state's General Fund

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The Birds of Paris Landing | A Donation Testimonial

These birds are normally so self-sufficient, but when they are injured or orphaned, they need a helping hand. I know that I can’t be a hands-on partner in the rehab process or their daily care. However, I can do my part by donating to the feeding of these birds. Every month, I donate money to care for the beautiful creatures.

Monthly Donor Standing In Front of Paris Landing State Park Aviary

I retired to the Paris, TN area in December 2018. I have lived most of my life in urban areas where you’ll find the typical birds-sparrows, robin, finches and the like.  I was immediately surprised and delighted with the abundance of wildlife here. The birds, in particular, caught my attention.  Where I live, I am blessed to see blue heron, loons, ducks, egrets, geese, white pelicans, osprey, eagles, bluebirds, hummingbirds and more. I had never seen most of these species in the wild.  I became very interested in watching them and formed a deep appreciation for their beauty, gracefulness and precision. If you ever watch an eagle or heron hunting, or a hummingbird feeding, you’ll know what I mean. To me, even a vulture soaring on the updrafts is a thing of beauty!

One day, by chance, I happened to be at Paris Landing State Park. I arrived just in time to see them putting on a program with an eagle (on loan from Reelfoot Lake SP) and an owl.  Both had previously suffered severe injuries. The rehab team restored them to health, but they could not be released back into the wild due to the long-term effects of their injuries.  (I learned that many birds come into the care of the rehab team and that most are able to return to the wild.) After the program, I visited the park’s aviary, which provides a home for those birds of prey which cannot be released.  

During my interaction and visit, I gained a sense for all the hard work and dedication park staff devote to these beautiful creatures. This is true whether they are temporary guests or a permanent part of the park “family”. These birds are normally so self-sufficient, but when they are injured or orphaned, they need a helping hand. I know that I can’t be a hands-on partner in the rehab process or their daily care. However, I can do my part by donating to the feeding of these birds. Every month, I donate money to care for the beautiful creatures. It gives me such pleasure to be a small part in supporting the birds of prey that call Paris Landing State Park home.

I am a proud supporter of Tennessee State Parks and the Birds of Prey program. Would you join me in caring for these birds?

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