Welcome to the Knoxville Area Birding Group. We are made up of average backyard birdwatchers to  professional ornithologists and everything in between.  We promote birdwatching, educate people about birds and birdwatching, and help protect birds through conservation efforts. Our group is a chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society (KTOS).

Browse the site to find our current newsletter and our Better Backyards for Birds blog, plus information about upcoming meetings, field trips, events, and other exciting news about what’s happening in our group.

We welcome anyone to join, even if you have never birded before. We have bird enthusiasts of all skill levels—from beginning to advanced birders—and would love to share our passion.

Morton Massey – President

Next Meeting

Our next Zoom monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, April 7.  Social time starts at 6:45, business meeting starts at 7:00 and the program at 7:15.

As we all know April is “Its Warbler Time in Tennessee”.  To kick off the month and get ready for spring migration we are going to watch a video titled “Gulf Crossing: Story of Spring” by Jackson Childs.  This video has spectacular photography and explains how millions of birds migrate over the Gulf of Mexico in the Spring prior to reaching East Tennessee.

To join the meeting click here.

If this link does not work try the following;

  1. Go to zoom.com on your computer, tablet or smartphone (or start Zoom program or app).
  2. Select join a meeting.
  3. Enter Meeting Number: 829 8721 9767
  4. Enter Passcode: 10

If you are still having difficulty text 865-660-9931 and say you are having trouble logging in.

About Us & Our Meetings

The Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society (KTOS) was organized in 1924 to promote the enjoyment, scientific study, and conservation of birds. Activities include monthly meetings, field trips each month, spring, fall, and Christmas bird counts, and projects like our Sharp’s Ridge clean-up each spring and fall.

MEETINGS will be virtual Zoom meetings until further notice.