2015 Fall Meeting and Symposium at Manchester

October 3-5

The Tennessee Ornithological Society's 2014 Fall Meeting and Symposium will be held in Manchester, TN on October 3-5. The Highland Rim Chapter will host the meeting and extends a cordial invitation to all TOS members. Events include the annual symposium, a board of directors meeting, and field trips.

Hotel Reservations

The Ambassador Inn and Luxury Suites at 925 Interstate Drive (I-24 Exit 110) will be the headquarters for the event. For reservations, call 931-723-2200 or ambassador@schattenproperties.com. A block of rooms is being held for TOS, and the special room rate is $45 plus tax. There is a complimentary breakfast provided by the Ambassador Inn from 5:30 to 9:30 a.m.

The Ambassador Inn is reached by taking Interstate 24 to Exit 110 (Route 53 - Manchester and Woodbury). After exiting, go north to Interstate Drive; the Ambassador sign will be visible on the right. The Inn is within walking distance of Cracker Barrel, Oak Restaurant and quick markets/service stations. A Waffle House and two Mexican restaurants are nearby.

The Annual Symposium

The Annual Symposium will feature invited and submitted talks. A formal call for papers will be issued soon. Meanwhile, if you are interested in making a presentation, please contact Ron Hoff at aves7000@bellsouth.net.

Door prizes will be awarded during the symposium.

Field Trips

Field trips will be held Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday mornings. Saturday and Sunday trips depart from the Ambassador Inn.

Friday, October 3
- Chimney Swift viewing at Tullahoma High School. Meet at the high school parking lot around 6:30 p.m. The high school is at 927 Jackson Avenue, Tullahoma.

Saturday, October 5
- May Prairie State Natural Area and Mrs. Swant's water display, led by Susan and Mac McWhirter.

- Woods Reservoir area, led by Jonathan Carpenter.

Sunday, October 6
- Woods Reservoir area, led by Don Davidson.

- Sewanee Ridge area, led by Jonathan Carpenter.

TOS Board of Directors

The Board of Directors will meet Saturday afternoon.

Contact Information

For additional information, contact Joyce P. Adams, 676 Wilkerson Lane, Winchester, TN 38938 at 931-962-9280, 931-636-1837 (cell), or gdajpa@comcast.net.


The registration fee is $10. Pre-payment is encouraged although attendees may pay upon arrival. Registration will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 3, at the Ambassador Inn Conference Building. Send a check made out to Highland Rim Chapter/TOS to: Vida Sherwood, 1326 Harton Blvd., Tullahoma, TN 37388.


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