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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.

For the current issue of the newsletter, click here.

Monthly Meetings

December 3 - Birds of Prey

Please join us on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm for a presentation on “What’s Up with Birds of Prey” by Dr. Michael P. Jones, Associate Professor of Avian and Zoological Medicine, at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Michael Jones joined the UTK faculty in 1996. His clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of birds of prey, avian infectious diseases and avian emergency and critical care. He also serves as the primary veterinarian for the American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon Forge.

January 7 - Members Slide Show

Please join us in a lively meeting for our annual member photo share on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:45 pm . Some of you may not be aware that KTOS has some really awesome bird and nature photographers—and here is where they get to show off and shine! Just bring your photos on a thumb drive and we will have a laptop ready!

So that all members who want to participate have time to do so, please limit your presentation to no longer than 10 minutes and focus primarily on birds! Please let Merikay Waldvogel 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 contact Merikay at: quiltalive@aol.com.

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

Field Trips and Christmas Bird Counts

Louisville Point Park, Saturday, December 6

Norris CBC, Saturday, December 20

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg CBC,Saturday, December 20

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove CBC, Sunday, December 28

Knoxville CBC, Saturday, January 3

Full details about these field trips and Christmas Bird Counts are available here.

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