2017 Annual Meeting at Knoxville

May 5-7

The Knoxville Chapter invites you to the 2017 Spring meeting, to be held May 5-7. Friday night registration will be held at the conference hotel from 6–9 p.m., while the Saturday afternoon 1 pm Board of Directors meeting and the Saturday 6 pm banquet and annual membership meeting will be hosted at the Knoxville Zoo, Lee Congleton Conference Center (enter through ranger’s station), located off I-40 at Exit 392. Half-price tickets to the zoo for Saturday afternoon are available by mail-in, advance purchase only.


The conference hotel is the Mainstay Suites, 144 Merchant Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912 (I-75, exit 108). A block of rooms is reserved at a discounted rate of $84.00 plus taxes per night for a choice of a room with either two double beds or one king size. A free continental breakfast 6-9am (or earlier upon request), WIFI is included. Make your reservations for the hotel by April 5 by calling (865) 247-0222 and mentioning “TOS” for the discounted rate. All field trips will leave from the Mainstay Suites.

Field Trips

Field trips are still being finalized, but possibilities include Seven Islands, Kyker Bottoms, Sharp’s Ridge, Norris Dam, Cove Lake, Cross Mountain, the upper Smokies and Cherohala Skyway. What do you desire? Target species?


We are pleased to announce that the speaker for the Saturday banquet will be Dr. David Buehler, professor of Wildlife Science in the Department of Forestry, UT, Knoxville who will talk about his latest research on Golden-winged Warblers. The menu for the banquet includes roast beef, chicken breast, vegetarian lasagna, salad, vegetables and dessert.

Contact Information

For more information contact Tom Howe, blountbirder@gmail.com.


For registration, print out this form, fill it out, and mail it and your registration fee to Morton Massey at the address on the form.


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