September 7th, 2023|

Saturday, September 9th, Duck River Unit, TN NWR   By early September, shorebird migration should be in full swing, and wading birds (herons and egrets) should still be present in good numbers.  Land bird migration should be ticking up as well, and of course there’s always a chance for a rarity or two.  We will slowly drive around the refuge loop stopping often to scan various pools, bays, and pastures for birds.  For logistical reasons, carpooling is highly encouraged.  We’ll meet at the MTA Park-and-Ride in Bellevue at 6:15am or you can meet us at the refuge entrance at 8:00am.  Please dress for the (hot) weather and bring plenty of water and snacks.  We should finish up in the early afternoon.   Mike Smith, Hendersonville, TN

  • Black and White Warbler

2023 Fall TOS Meeting

July 9th, 2023|

2023 TOS Fall Meeting Please join the Chattanooga Chapter of TOS for our annual Fall Meeting on October 13-15, 2023 in Chattanooga.   Deadline for registration is September 1st so please don’t delay!  Hotel rooms fill up quickly as well so get yours reserved while they last.  Field trips information will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead. TOS 2023 Fall Meeting Details Registration Form We look forward to seeing YOU in Chattanooga this fall!

  • Northern Cardinal

2022 CBC Lake Count

January 8th, 2023|

The Hickory-Priest CBC, covering an area east of Nashville, was held on January 1, 2023.  Twenty-six (26) birders in 4 parties tallied 98 species. This is slightly above the mid-low 90s average for this count. Mild weather - morning fog giving way to balmy skys, plus good participation made for a successful count. No rare loons were found, with Eared Grebe and Lapland Longspur among the few unusual species found. Thanks to all who came out to help and start the year off with some good birding! Special thanks to Scott Block as spreadsheet master/ co-compiler. 2022 CBC Lake Count

  • Bob-White---C-Routledge

Annual Spring TOS meeting – Nashville in 2023!

December 8th, 2022|

2023 TOS State Spring Meeting-Nashville, April 28-30, 2023 - SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER IS SOLD OUT! We are pleased to announce that the Nashville chapter of TOS will be hosting the Annual Spring TOS State Meeting, April 28-30, 2023. Friday night registration and reception will be held at the conference hotel, The Hampton Inn Ashland City, from 5-7:30 pm. The Saturday afternoon board meeting will be held at Bells Bend Outdoor Center at 4187 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, 37218 The Hampton Inn Ashland City is located at 1609 Hwy 12 South, Ashland City, 37015. Phone: 615-845-1609 The hotel is reserving a block of rooms for TOS members through March 28, 2023 at a special rate of $139 for King or Queen. Link to reserve your room here: Tennessee Ornithological Society ( If you call for reservation, please mention that you are a TOS member and confirm the special rate. Breakfast is included.