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Action Alerts

Colonial Waterbird Survey – We need your help!

David Hanni and Intern Maddy are collecting informaiton on their ongoing Colonial Waterbird Study.  If you know of an active Rookery in Tennessee, please send the latitude and longitude of said location to David at TWRA.  His address is

The more eyes out there looking the more information we can gather.

Thank you!!

  • Golden-winged Warbler photo by David and Connie Irick

ACTION ALERTS…your attention is needed ASAP

Two bills of critical interest have been introduced in the US House of Representatives…

First – The Federal Safe Building Act of 2023 (HR 3781) was introduced in June months prior to the mass killing of migratory birds in Chicago.  This Act would permanently reduce bird deaths for a minimal cost.  The only member of the Tennessee delegation to sign on is Representative Steve Cohen.  Please write, email or call YOUR US House Representative and ask them to sign-on to the Bill.

Second – The Migratory Birds of The America’s Conservation Enhancement Act of 2023 (HR 4389).  This Act would fund and extend the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act for 5 years. NO member of the Tennessee delegation has yet signed to co-sponsor this Bill

All details about both can be found at: The American Bird Conservancy –

PLEASE ACT TODAY…it’ll only take a few minutes but could potentially save thousands of birds.

Thank you.

ACTION ALERT: Strengthen our most important bird law

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is not only reinstating bird protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) but is also considering strengthening the rules going forward.

A new permitting program would expand common-sense and inexpensive practices – such as covering oil pits or marking power lines to avoid collisions – saving millions of birds from preventable harm.

Please consider sending a public comment to support strengthening protections for birds under the MBTA. The deadline to comment is Friday, December 3rd.

If you use the Audubon portal below, your comments will be submitted through, where it will become part of the public record:

You may submit comments directly through However, using the Audubon portal, you will find prepared comments, that you may submit as is, or amend as you deem appropriate.

Conservation Policy Committee, November 12, 2021.


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At-Large Membership

At-large members may use the online form or mail a check to:

Pam Lasley, TOS Treasurer
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Nashville, TN 37215

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail with payment.

The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is an excellent source of information about things members can do to help birds.  ABC builds on sound science, and works in partnership to achieve conservation results for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.

Members can go here for information on:

  • Threats. For instance, window collisions, feral cats, pesticides, wind turbines
  • Habitat protection, be they wetlands, forests, grasslands, or coastal
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Living a “bird-friendly” life
  • Unifying conservation and bird-watching groups through the Bird Conservation Alliance