Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center

Welcome to The Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center at Radnor Lake

There’s a new destination at Radnor Lake State Natural Area and it’s really for the birds. Constructed as a boardwalk, nestled in the natural area, the wheelchair accessible facility provides educational programming, allows “up close” observation of non-releasable birds of prey and offers a bird’s eye view of the surrounding hillside and wildlife.

On Thursday, August 6th the first EAGLE was transferred to the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center at Radnor Lake.

Radnor Lake Ranger Dustin Crowell and SIR Alex Kenney traveled to the American Eagle Foundation headquarters in Pigeon Forge, TN to transfer our first eagle from our partners at the American Eagle Foundation. Special thanks to the American Eagle Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for their assistance in permitting and transfer of this new addition to Radnor Lake!

 

We hope you will visit soon!

 

Regular Operating Hours for the
Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center:

Saturday: 1pm-Sunset
Wednesday: 7am-1pm

 

To minimize stress on the birds, initial public hours are limited to a two-day-a-week schedule. In addition, pets are not permitted on the boardwalk at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center.

We appreciate your patience as we welcome the birds to their new home.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE AVIARY BROCHURE
WITH MAP SHOWING LOCATION

 

Location and Directions

The Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center is located at the top of Hall Drive, off of Otter Creek Rd.  

From East Parking Area, walk west on Otter Creek Road to Hall Drive to Aviary- 3/4 of a mile.

From West Parking Area (Walter Criley Visitor Center), walk east on Otter Creek Road to Hall Drive to Aviary is 1.4 miles.

The hike up to Hall Drive is paved but steep.

 

Coming Soon…

Flighted eagle aviary at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center is now under construction. Construction is anticipated to be done in 2017.

Thank you to Aviary Education Center Partners



CBRE
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Adams Family Foundation

Sherry and James Arledge

Kathy and Steve Anderson

Brentwood Wine and Spirits

John Carpenter

Centric Architecture

Grand Avenue

Charley Hankla

Ken Levitan and Gloria Dumas

Nashville Electric Service

Jimmy and Shirley Stansell

T&T Family Foundation

 

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Partnership Opportunities

For corporate and other partnership opportunities, be sure to contact us at gpritchett@radnorlake.org or call 615-251-1471.

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Aviary Gallery

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