TOS Annual Fall Meeting – has been cancelled. Stay tuned for information on a VIRTUAL meeting.

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2020 TOS Fall Meeting, Symposium & Banquet

October 16 – 18, 2020

The John W. Sellars Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society invites you to the Fall State Meeting, October 16-18 at Cedars of Lebanon State Park, located 7 miles south of Lebanon, Tennessee.  There will be registration tables set up in the Cedar Forest Lodge at 4:30 to pick up your name tag and information bag and to provide opportunity to sign up for field trips on Saturday and Sunday.  A Meet & Greet and Silent Auction, including wine and hors d’oeuvres, will begin at 5:30 to be followed at 7pm by a presentation from the explorer, Meriwether Lewis, recounting some of the adventures of his cross-country exploration of the northwest with William Clark.  A registration table will also be set up Saturday morning in the Assembly Hall for those who are unable to attend the Friday night social.

Field trips will focus on resident species as well as late fall migrants and early arriving waterfowl in Middle Tennessee. Locations include: J. Percy Priest, Old Hickory & Center Hill Lakes and Stones River Greenway (paved).  In addition, John James Audubon will lead a hike (limited to 20) along the park’s newly established birding trail.

On Saturday afternoon, the TOS Board of Directors meeting and symposium will be held.  In addition, Mr. Ellis will also give a lecture on “How to be a Better Bird Guide”. Saturday evening will conclude with a catered banquet and presentation by Brian “Fox” Ellis as Charles Darwin on the “Voyage of the Beagle”.



  • There are no restaurants in Cedars of Lebanon State Park
  • Cedars of Lebanon State Park is located approximately 7 miles south of I-40 on US Highway 231
  • All motels mentioned are located at Exit 238 on I-40

Option 1 – A block of 5, 2 bedroom cabins is reserved at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Each cabin has a king & queen bed and a twin bed in the loft. They sleep 6, have one bathroom and a complete kitchen.  The price is $176/night, tax included. Reservations must be made by September 14 by credit card. Specify for TOS. Call park office at (615) 443-2769.

Option 2 – A block of 15 rooms is reserved at Days Inn, 822 S. Cumberland St., Lebanon, TN 37087. Each room has 2 double beds, small refrigerator, microwave, TV & WiFi. Breakfast is included. Rooms must be reserved by September 14. Cost is $88/night, tax included. Reserve by credit card and specify for TOS. Days Inn is located at Exit 238 on I-40. Call (615) 449-5781.

Option 3 – If you prefer other accommodations, Holiday Inn Express, (615) 994-3225, and Comfort Suites, (615) 443-0027, are also located at Exit 238 on I-40, however no rooms are reserved there.

A registration form for the meeting is attached below. The deadline for banquet reservations is October 1.

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