Welcome to the Nashville, TN Ornithological Society (NTOS) website.  Use the menu on the left to learn more about the organization, meetings, field trips and selected areas to bird in the Nashville area.  Also, there is a link to the NTOS Field Trip Blog where you can view the list of birds seen on our field trips.  The results of the Spring, Fall and Christmas Bird Counts are also listed. 

NTOS Announcements and News

  • Nightjar Survey to begin its 10th Year Nightjars, or goatsuckers, are the most enigmatic group of birds in North America. Very little is known about the basic aspects of their biology, habitat use, and population status due to their cryptically nocturnal lifestyle.In recent years, conservationists and the general public have come to share a general sense that populations of Nightjars are dramatically declining. However, there were no standardized data available to help describe these changes or to help with reversing population losses. The Nightjar Survey Network program was created to gain a better understanding on population status by implementing a standardized approach across the nation that will help determine the magnitude and scale of population changes so a course for conservation may be plotted. This survey ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 1:06 PM by NTOS Admin
  • TOS 2016 Spring Meeting The Memphis chapter invites all Tennessee Ornithological Society members to the Spring Meeting, to be held May 6, 7 and 8, 2016 at Reelfoot Lake State Park. Ellington Hall has been reserved for meeting registration and a Friday night reception, as well as committee meetings, board of directors’ meeting and dinner on Saturday night. For more information visit the TOS website.
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 6:42 AM by NTOS Admin
  • Rusty Blackbird Blitz 2016 Have you heard a squeaky-hinge song lately, or seen a flash of rust-tipped feathers under a bright yellow eye? Although occasionally overlooked as “just another blackbird,” Rusty Blackbirds face an unfortunate and remarkable notoriety: this species has endured a decline more severe than that of any other once-common landbird. In 2014, the International Rusty Blackbird Working Group, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, eBird, and many other state, federal, and local partners, launched a three-year Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz that challenged birders to scour the landscape for Rusty Blackbirds during this species’ northward migration.  Between 1 March and 15 June 2014, 4750 birders submitted 13,400 ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2016, 3:12 PM by NTOS Admin
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