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Fall is a great time to explore the overgrown fields and forest edges of Bells Bend Park.  Bells Bend is a premier location for sparrows, and by mid-October, we should encounter several species as they are either migrating through or returning to spend the winter.  We’ll also search for any lingering neotropical migrants.  The morning


We will continue our annual tradition of visiting Duck River just before the seasonal closure of the refuge.  By mid-November, hordes of geese and ducks should be returning to the refuge, and we have the chance to spot over 20 species.  Duck River also hosts a large population of wintering raptors and we’ll be on

November Monthly Meeting

Radnor Lake Visitors Center 1160 Otter Creek Rd, Oak Hill

Our monthly meeting will take place on November 17th at Radnor Lake Visitor's Center off Otter Creek Rd at 7:15 pm This month our special guest will be David Hanni, Bird Conservation Coordinator for TWRA.  He'll be talking about the Agency's work with non-game bird species. We hope to see you there!!  

ABA Bird of the Year Reveal – December 10th

Every year, the American Birding Association selects a Bird of the Year, a tradition that started over a decade ago, in 2011. This year, the Bird of the Year Reveal Party will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 10th. Join us there—whether in person or online—and be among the first to celebrate our 2023

December 15th Monthly NTOS Meeting

Radnor Lake Visitors Center 1160 Otter Creek Rd, Oak Hill

Our meeting this month will begin an hour earlier than normal.  We will begin gathering at 6:00 pm to enjoy some Christmas Potluck cheer and treats. Please bring your favorite FINGER FOOD or Christmas treats to share with your fellow members.  NTOS will provide the paper products as well as the drink. Our guest for

Christmas ‘land’ Bird Count – December 17, 2022

Please join our Chapter as we participate in the 122nd Audubon Christmas Bird Count!  Our 'land' count will take place on Saturday, December 17th, 2022.  With 9 'pieces of the circle' there are many options and habitats to count.  Our circle includes Bells Bend, Harpeth East, Harpeth West, Highway 70, Owl's Hill, Popular Creek, Radnor

Christmas ‘lake Bird Count – Sunday, January 1st, 2023

Our annual Lake Christmas bird count will take place on January 1st, 2023.   This count encompasses Percy Priest Lake, Old Hickory Lake and surrounding areas as well as Shelby Bottoms.  Mark your calendars and look for additional information as time draws near.

January Monthly Meeting – 19th

Join us for our monthly meeting on January 19th at 7:15 pm at Radnor Lake State Park Visitor's Center.  Everyone is welcome! This month's program will highlight Alaska. Those who have been to Alaska always remember the first glimpses of the snow-capped mountains as they fly into the state. The seabirds and whales of Kenai Fjord,

NTOS Field Trip – Crooked Branch and Peeler Park – January 21st

Part of Nashville’s impressive greenway system, these two smaller and perhaps under-birded parks are both located close to one another in northern Davidson County making them ideal to explore together.  Crooked Branch contains a seasonal wetland, and if conditions are right hosts large numbers of wintering waterfowl.  It also has a one-mile paved loop trail

February Monthly Meeting – 16th

Please join us for our regular monthly meeting on February 16th at Radnor Lake State Park at 7:15 pm. Everyone is welcome. This month we will hear about the great conservation work being done at the Nashville Zoo. Zoos have come a long way from being 'just menageries'.  Today, the Nashville Zoo and hundreds of

NTOS Field Trip to Robertson County with Tony Lance – February 18th

Come join our annual tradition of winter birding in Robertson County!  There are thousands of acres of rolling farmland home to Horned Larks and Eastern Meadowlarks year around which are joined in the winter by American Pipits, Lapland Longspurs, numerous sparrows (including White-crowned, Savannah, and occasionally Vesper), Loggerhead Shrikes, and Merlin.  We will explore several

Join us for our Monthly meeting – March 16th

Our March monthly meeting will take place on March 16th at 7:15 pm at Radnor Lake State Park Visitor's Center.  Everyone is welcome to attend. This month NTOS members Chris Sloan, will discuss and share pictures of his adventure with Graham Gerdeman, and Mike Smith on their ten day trip to Guatemala.  Aside from having some