TOS Spring Meeting April 26-28, 2024


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.

Chris Welsh – President


Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM. We conduct a short business meeting and discuss recent bird sightings before moving on to our featured program.  Meetings typically end around 8:30. We do not meet in July or August. Our June and September meetings are potluck dinners at a local park or member’s home.

Regular meetings are held in room 118 of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (35.946348, -83.940182).  Park in the southwest section of Lot 66 and enter through the northwest entrance to the building.  After entering, proceed to the left to get to Room 118.

Please check out our latest meeting on our calendar.

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.