American Avocets by David Cree

American Avocets

photo by David Cree

Protecting birds and the habitats that sustain them through education, conservation and advocacy

 

What's new at Atlanta Audubon...

 


Atlanta Audubon Office to be Closed Jan. 16 through Feb. 18

 

Atlanta Audubon Society's office on Roswell Road will be temporarily closed from Tuesday, January 16, through February 18 while the building is under construction. Staff will be checking voicemail messages and the office periodically, but we will not be keeping regular office hours. If you need assistance, please email the staff or leave a message on the voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!


Atlanta Audubon Launches Wood Thrush Story Map

 

Atlanta Audubon has developed a new conservation tool to raise public awareness about the plight of the Wood Thrush. The Wood Thrush Story Map was developed through the generous support of our members, partners, and donors. This unique conservation tool is designed to raise public awareness about the plight of the Wood Thrush and to provide citizens with tangible steps they can take to help these birds.

 

The flute-like call of the Wood Thrush has been disappearing from Georgia’s forests over the past several decades because of multiple threats, including building collisions, habitat degradation, and climate change. 

 

In 2018, Atlanta Audubon is promoting and implementing tangible actions to preserve the Wood Thrush’s habitat, both locally and internationally. Buying shade-grown coffee and planting native plants are two easy ways for Georgians to help.

 

Click here to view the story map. 


 

January Monthly Meeting: The Effects of Piscicides Use on American Dippers with Roarke Donnelly

 

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:30 to 5:30 PM

Manuel's Taver, 602 N. Highland Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30307

 

Modern fishery restorations routinely use piscicides to remove invasive fishes before reintroduction of native fishes. While this technique is effective and relatively inexpensive, piscicides are toxic to some benthic macroinvertebrates and reduce the abundance and richness of these species for 3 to 24 months. The implications of this loss for higher trophic levels have not been studied but could be large enough to at least offset the benefit of the restoration. Roarke tested for a substantial trophic effect by measuring the body condition of breeding American Dippers before, during, and after piscicide treatment and introduction of Westslope Cutthroat Trout near Bozeman, MT. He will present the results of this 14-year study and my policy suggestions.

 

Roarke Donnelly is a professor of biology and the director of environmental studies at Oglethorpe University. He is an ornithologist, ecologist, and conservation biologist by training, with special interest in bird conservation and urban ecology.


This Coffee Is For The Birds!

Announcing Atlanta Audubon Society's Coffee Club

 

Atlanta Audubon is excited to launch a new Atlanta Audubon Coffee Club for our most loyal coffee enthusiasts. For a $25 annual fee, coffee club members may purchase our Café Campesino, shade-grown coffee at $12/pound. There’s no minimum or maximum amount to purchase. Your Coffee Club membership expires on the last day of the month one year from the date of purchase.

 

Special rate if you purchase 6 or more bags!

 

Atlanta Audubon is offering a special on our coffee for those who purchase in bulk. Purchase six bags or more of our certified-organic, shade-grown coffee for just $12/pound. Coffee Club members may purchase six or more bags of coffee for $11/pound. For more information or to order, visit our shade-grown coffee page 


 

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