The 2002 TOS Fall Meeting and Symposium took place November 1-3
in Columbia, Tennessee. About 60 people registered for the meeting,
which was very ably hosted by the Mayfield-Gray Chapter.
Field trips on Saturday morning went to the Monsanto Ponds and
to the Williamsport Lakes and Wildlife Management Area. The Sunday
field trip went to Arrow Lake in Mt. Pleasant. Highlighs of the
field trips were a large variety of ducks, including a Surf Scoter
at Arrow Lake, Osprey and Sora at Monsanto Ponds, Forster's Tern,
Common Nighthawk, Tree Swallow, and Orange-crowned and Tennessee
Warblers. Click here for the complete weekend species list.
Presentations during the annual symposium on Saturday afternoon
included the following. Click here
for the complete abstracts.
- POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF EASTERN HEMLOCK DECLINE ON BREEDING
BIRDS IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS.
D. Aaron Keller and David A. Buehler. Department of Forestry, Wildlife,
and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- COMPARING BIRD COMMUNITIES IN NATIVE FORESTS, INDUSTRIAL
PINE PLANTATIONS, AND RESIDENTIAL AREAS ON THE SOUTHERN CUMBERLAND
David G. Haskell, Jonathan P. Evans, and Neil W. Pelkey. Department
of Biology and Landscape Analysis Lab, University of the South,
- GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT ASSOCIATIONS
Melinda Welton, Franklin, TN
- PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF BIRD AND BAT IMPACTS AT BUFFALO
MOUNTAIN WINDFARM, EASTERN TENNESSEE.
Jenny Fiedler, Charles Nicholson, Roger Tankersley, and Niki Nicholas,
Tennessee Valley Authority, and David Buehler, University of Tennessee
- BLOOD PARASITES OF BIRDS.
Raoul Boughton, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
- OUR PRECIOUS HERITAGE - PRESERVING TENNESSEE'S DUCK RIVER.
Leslie Colley, Director, The Nature Conservancy's Duck River Project,
The Board of Directors meeting was held late Saturday afternoon.
The BOD voted to establish a new Conservation Policy Committee.
This 6-member committee will develop policy recommendations which
will be presented to the TOS Board for approval prior to becoming
TOS policy positions. Chris Sloan was also installed as TOS Treasurer,
replacing David Trently.
Species List From Field Trips:
|Great Blue Heron
|Am. Black Duck
||E. Tufted Titmouse
|Great Horned Owl
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