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’s happening with our group.
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December 4 - Birds and Bird Photography -- A "How To" by Bob Howdeshell
Bob, a member of KTOS since 2008, has only been pursuing his photography hobby since that same year, but has become an icon of East Tennessee outdoor photography! Since receiving his first digital camera, he has honed his skills as a wildlife and nature photographer, with birds being his first passion. He has been a three-time Audubon Great Backyard Bird Count Award winner, including two "Overall Winner" photographs. He has been published in the quarterly Audubon magazine, as well as the National Wildlife Federation magazine.
Bob will illustrate the right and wrong ways to photograph birds, since there are "unwritten" rules to bird photography. He will also provide tips for those looking to take quality diagnostic bird images, or maybe that special image that becomes a wall hanger.
January 8 - Share Your Photographs
Since January 1 is New Year's Day, please join us in a lively January 8th meeting for our annual member photo share! Some of you may not be aware that KTOS has some really awesome bird-&-nature photographers -- and here is where they get to show off and shine! Just bring your photos on a thumb drive. We'll have the laptop ready to go! So that all members who want to participate have time to do so, please limit your presentation to no longer than 15 minutes! Please let Patty Ford know no later than a week before if you plan to bring photos to share, so we can adapt that time period if necessary. You can email Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan on participating in one or more of the following Christmas Bird Counts. They will be discussed at the December 4 chapter meeting.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Compiler: Chuck Nicholson, (865) 405-7948, email@example.com
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg -
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Compiler: Warren Bielenberg (865) 681-7884, firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove -
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Compiler: Susan Hoyle, (865) 909-0792, email@example.com
Knox County - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Compiler: Dean Edwards, (865) 660-9701, firstname.lastname@example.org
December Field Trip - Tommy Schumpert Park
Thursday, December 19 at 9:00 a.m
Full details about field trips are available here.
Check back for announcements of January field trips.
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