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Welcome to the online home of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society! Here you will find our newsletter, information about our upcoming meetings and field trips, and other exciting news about what is happening with our group.

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Monthly Meetings

March 4 - Why Is The Chick-a-dee Call Of Parids So Complex?

Please join us on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 PM forĀ a presentation this presentation by Dr. Todd Freeburg of the UT Psychology Department. Dr. Freeberg heads up the Comparative Communication Lab, where students conduct experiments related to avian vocal communication. Current projects seek to understand the factors driving communicative complexity, the links between social networks in parid flocks and the vocal signals used by flock members, individual responses to novel stimuli, and prey species responses to variation in predators and variation in predator behavior. For information about UTK's Comparative Communication Lab, please see web.utk.edu/~tfreeber/default.

The meeting will be held in Room 118 of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Click here for directions.

Field Trips

Kyker Borroms Refuge - Sunday, March 1, 7:15 am

Forks of the River WMA - Sunday, March 8, 8:00 am

Cades Cove - Saturday, March 14, 8:00 am

Maryville Greenway, Saturday, March 28, 8:00 am

Sharp's Ridge Clean-up, Saturday, April 4, 9:00 am

Full details about these field trips are available here.

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