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Welcome to the online home of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society! Here you will find our newsletter, information about our upcoming meetings and field trips, and other exciting news about what is happening with our group.

For the current issue of the newsletter, click here.

Monthly Meetings

June 3 - KTOS End-of-Year Potluck Supper

Please join us on Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 PM for our annual Potluck Dinner at Ijams Nature Center. Please bring an entrée, veggie, salad, dessert, or beverage, etc. Come early to bird the trails. We will install next year’s officers and show a portion of the DVD “A Century of Birds” by Danny Shelton which includes memorable interviews of well-known Knoxville birders.

KTOS does not meet during the summer months. We will reconvene and eat again at Ijams on Wednesday, September 2! Have a great summer.

Don't forget the Hummingbird Festival on August 22 at Ijams Nature Center.

Ijams Nature Center is located at 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN. Phone: 865-577-4717

Field Trips

Weekday Bird Walks along Sharp’s Ridge - Thursdays: April 23, 30, and May 7, 8:00 a.m.

Obed Bird Walk at Lilly Bridge and Overlook - Saturday, May 9, 8:00 a.m.

Frozen Head State Park Birding Hike - Sunday, May 10, 7:30 a.m.

Cades Cove Loop Road Bicycle Trip - Saturday, May 23, 7:30 a.m.

Beverly Park off Tazewell Pike - Thursday, May 21, 9:00 a.m.

Full details about these field trips are available here.

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