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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

  • NTOS Action Alert - EIS Comment Period Through 07/20 Bird protections are under attack in a major way and we have two weeks to make our voices heard. In 2017 the Administration ceased enforcement of penalties for bird deaths caused by avoidable industrial hazards. Now the Fish and Wildlife Service wants to codify that rule. The new rule would apply the Migratory Bird Treaty Act protections only when an activity “purposefully” kills birds. The comment period for the draft Environmental Impact Statement for this new rule is midnight July 20th. Submit your comments here.https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FWS-HQ-MB-2018-0090-8411 This link summarizes the Alternatives in the draft EIS.  Alternative B is the best alternative to return the protections we have traditionally ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2020, 7:22 PM by Rick Blanton
  • September 5th - Reelfoot to Memphis While not an official NTOS field trip, this annual event and burgeoning TN birding tradition involves a Big Day run along the Mississippi Flyway from Reelfoot Lake to Ensley Bottoms (aka “the pits”) to seek out migrating shorebirds, waders, terns, songbirds, and whatever else is heading south! Be on the lookout for details on TN-Birds and the TN Birding Facebook page for updates.
    Posted Jun 30, 2020, 8:23 PM by Rick Blanton
  • May NTOS Meeting Cancellation & Other Notifications Dear NTOS Members…    I hope each of you are well and continuing to navigate through life with COVID-19 as best as possible.   Your Executive Board of Directors have been monitoring the ‘re-opening’ of State Parks and the rules and benchmarks that have been set in place in order to keep everyone safe.  In addition, I have been keeping tabs on actual cases of COVID within Davidson County all in an attempt to make scientific and educated decisions about NTOS Field trips, counts and meetings.  As many of you know the Spring Count did take place on Saturday, May 2nd.  Barbara Harris and our Area Leaders did an excellent job of coordinating members and keeping everyone safe with ...
    Posted May 8, 2020, 5:00 PM by Rick Blanton
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