Welcome!

Welcome to the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society! That’s KTOS for short. We’re Knoxville’s premier bird club—we promote, educate, and protect birds and birdwatching in East Tennessee.

Browse the site to find our current newsletter and our backyard habitat blog, plus information about upcoming meetings, field trips, events, and other exciting news about what’s happening with our group.

We welcome anyone to join us, even if you’ve 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 – KTOS Chapter President

Next Meeting

Our next Zoom monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, February 3.  Social time starts at 6:45, business meeting starts at 7:00 and the program at 7:15.

Our program will be presented by Seven Islands State Birding Park ranger Stephanie Mueller.  Stephanie will be talking about how birds are captured in mist nets and banded at the park each summer and fall. She will also talk about the Bluebird Nest Box program where 50 Bluebird boxes are monitored throughout the summer to record the birds that use the boxes and how many chicks are reared.

To join the meeting click here.

Or enter Meeting Number:

829 8721 9767

Passcode: 10

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.