The Buffalo River Chapter was founded in 1972 and touted over twenty members at that time. Membership waned in recent years and there was even talk of disbanding. But, the chapter’s dedicated members held fast and membership is now growing! Most of our members live in Lawrence County and we have members from Giles, Lewis, and Maury Counties. Over the years the chapter hosted state forays and three state meetings.
The chapter meets monthly generally on the 2nd Thursday of each month for a field trip and business
meeting. No meeting is held in August.
Several meetings each year are at David Crockett State Park followed by a business meeting and lunch at the park’s restaurant. There are field trips to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Wheeler Lake, Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve, Big Swan Headwaters Preserve plus an annual 2-night field trip to a Tennessee State Park.
The chapter participates in the Christmas Count every year. We have one member who hasn’t missed one Christmas bird count since 1972! Email us for details as weather and so forth can impact dates and times of meetings and field trips!
Not an experienced bird watcher? Not a problem! Our chapter is welcoming and happy to help novices! Are you an experienced bird watcher? Terrific! We can always use another set of experienced eyes and ears!
Annual dues are: $20/individual and $24/family. Additional donations welcome.
Vice President: Don Simbeck
Treasurer: Royce Neidert
Secretary: Carol Neidert
Historian: Jane Simbeck