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, March 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 renown East Tennessee bird photographer Barry Spruce.  Barry will be sharing some of his best photos of Tennessee birds and and telling the stories behind how he got the pictures. 

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.