Duck River Bottoms Field Trip – Saturday, November 12th

November 7th, 2022|

Duck River NWR, Saturday, November 12th. 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 the lookout for eagles, harriers, hawks, and falcons.  Duck River is also very good for sparrows, and we’ll have the chance to find at least 10 species – we will have an optional sparrow stomp though some marshy fields for LeConte’s sparrow and others.  For logistical reasons, carpooling is highly encouraged.  We’ll meet at the MTA Park-and-Ride in Bellevue and leave at 6:15am; you can also meet us at the refuge entrance kiosk at 8:00am.  Please dress for the weather and bring plenty of water and snacks.  If you wish

  • 2022 Fall Count Results

2022 Fall Count Results

October 7th, 2022|

The 2022 Fall Count Results NTOS conducts bird counts in the spring and fall as well as participates in the annual Audubon Christmas bird counts. Everyone is invited to help out. For information on spring and fall counts contact Barbara Harris – and to help with the Christmas count contact Cyndi Routledge – Check out the results! 2022 Fall Count Results 2022 Fall Count Effort


October 4th, 2022|

RECOVERING AMERICA’S WILDLIFE ACT is still waiting to be brought to the Senate floor for a vote.  NOW is the time to call our two Tennessee Senator’s….Bill Hagerty is a signatory on the Bill so please when you contact him remember to THANK him for and encourage him to vote yes when the bill comes to the floor.  Regarding Marsha Blackburn, please encourage her to vote yes…so far she has not expressed an opinion on the Bill. Please call or email them at… and Blackburn’s office can be reached at 202-224-3344 Hagerty’s office can be reached at 202-224-4944 PLEASE DO IT TODAY…YOUR CALL OR EMAIL WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE for wildlife in Tn. Thank you.

ACTION ALERT….immediate attention needed!

September 13th, 2022|

After passing in the House of Representatives this summer, the Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) is about to become law —  it just needs one final push.   If passed, RAWA will provide a major funding increase for state, territory, and tribal conservation programs – a huge win for birds and other declining wildlife.With a final victory so close, we need to raise our voices even louder. Please take the next step for declining birds and wildlife by calling your U.S. Senators today (script included).  

Radnor Lake Bench #20

July 16th, 2022|

Next time you're on your way to Long Bridge, take a minute to pause and rest at Bench #20.  Placed to enhance the experience there and for the enjoyment of all those out hiking at Radnor Lake State Park, this NTOS Conservation project money in action. Many thanks to Pam Lasley for seeing this project to completion.