AN EVENING FOR THE BIRDS
The Chattanooga Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological
Society and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency are sponsoring "An
Evening For The Birds" on Friday, February 7, 2003 at 6:30 PM the
Chattanooga Choo-Choo in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
This fundraising event will kick-off the "11th Annual
Cherokee Heritage & Sandhill Crane Viewing Days" at Birchwood, Tennessee,
February 8 & 9, 2003. Proceeds from the event will benefit ongoing bird
conservation efforts at the Hiwassee Refuge and the Cherokee Memorial,
on Chickamauga Reservoir near Birchwood. Click here
for more information about the events on February 8 & 9.
Admission is $15.00 and includes a ticket to sample desserts
donated from restaurants throughout the Chattanooga area. There will
also be a silent auction. To purchase tickets, call Clyde Blum at (423)
886-4130. For lodging, the Chattanooga Choo-Choo is offering a special
$69 rate for a king or double room. Call 1-800-872-2529 by January 15,
2003 and mention TOS.
A featured speaker at the fundraising event is Kenn
Kaufman, one of the world's preeminent bird experts, authors, and
bird artists. Kenn is a gifted speaker and author of several books including
the Peterson Field Guide to Advanced Birding, Kingbird Highway, and
Birds of North America. He is currently a field editor for Audubon and
a columnist for numerous magazines.
Another featured speaker at the event is Choogie Kingfisher,
traditional storyteller of the Cherokee Nation. Choogie has received
widespread recognition for his storytelling of traditional Cherokee
legends and myths. He has traveled throughout the United States and
several foreign countries practicing his craft for over 16 years. Choogie
has produced several CDs that feature traditional Cherokee stories.
For more information, contact:
Dr. David Aborn, Division of Biological and Environmental Science, University
of Tennessee, Chattanooga, (423) 425-5236, David-Aborn@utc.eduDavid-Aborn@utc.edu
Troy Ettel, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, (615) 781-6653,
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