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Every year, the American Birding Association selects a Bird of the Year, a tradition that started over a decade ago, in 2011. This year, the Bird of the Year Reveal Party will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 10th. Join us there—whether in person or online—and be among the first to celebrate our 2023 [...]

Nashville Monthly Meeting – December 15th

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

The Nashville Chapter December montly meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15th at Radnor Lake State Park. This month's meeting will begin an hour earlier at 6 pm with a finger food Pot Luck to celebrate the season.  Bring your favorite sweet or savory finger food to share with the group. The meeting will [...]

Fayette County Christmas Bird Count

December 16 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm CST

For more information about participating in the Fayette County, TN CBC, including specific meeting times and locations, contact Cliff VanNostrand at or Kate Gooch at See the count circle here. This is the 123rd year for the CBC, the world's longest running Citizen Science survey.

410, 2022


RECOVERING AMERICA'S WILDLIFE ACT is still waiting to be brought to the Senate floor for a vote.  NOW is the time to call our two Tennessee Senator's....Bill Hagerty is a signatory on the Bill so please when you contact him remember to THANK him for and encourage him to vote yes when the bill comes to the floor.  Regarding Marsha Blackburn, please encourage her to vote far she has not expressed an opinion on the Bill. Please call or email them and Blackburn's office can be reached at 202-224-3344 Hagerty's office can be reached at 202-224-4944 PLEASE [...]

1309, 2022

ACTION ALERT….immediate attention needed!

After passing in the House of Representatives this summer, the Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) is about to become law —  it just needs one final push. If passed, RAWA will provide a major funding increase for state, territory, and tribal conservation programs – a huge win for birds and other declining wildlife. With a final victory so close, we need to raise our voices even louder. Please take the next step for declining birds and wildlife by calling your U.S. Senators today (script included).

1705, 2022


The U.S. Senate is now considering the bipartisan Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Enhancements Act of 2022, an important bill that would provide a major funding increase to migratory bird conservation, as well as more equitable access to the funding. This new bill would boost the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA)⁠ — the only federal grants program specifically dedicated to the conservation of migratory birds across the Western Hemisphere. Saving migratory birds requires collaboration from experts and communities throughout the Americas. Since 2002, the NMBCA has supported more than 500 conservation projects in 36 countries, on more than 4.2 million [...]

1512, 2021

2022 Annual Spring Meeting – Memphis, Tennessee – April 22-24, 2022

2022 TOS SPRING STATE MEETING MEMPHIS, TENNEESSEE, APRIL 22 – 24, 2022 The Memphis chapter invites all TOS members to the Spring Meeting, to be held April 22 – 24, 2022. Friday night registration, the Board of Director’s meeting on Saturday, and Saturday dinner and program will all be held in the conference room immediately adjacent to the hotel. The meeting hotel is the Plantation Oaks Suites and Inn, 6656 Hwy 51N. From I-40, take exit 24B. Go 16 miles to Hwy 51. Go left on Hwy 51 for 2.2 miles. The hotel will be on the left. A block [...]

212, 2021

31st Annual Crane Days at Hiwassee Refuge

The 31st Annual Crane Days at Hiwassee Refuge will resume an 'in-person' Festival on January 15 & 16, 2022. All information can be found at the following link:


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