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...

Fall 2017 Wood Thrush Plant Sale


Atlanta Audubon is piloting a Wood Thrush Plant Sale in partnership with the horticulturists at Chattahoochee Nature Center to allow you to purchase these native plants. To learn more about these plant species, click on the link below for our information sheet. Our efforts will also help contribute to National Audubon’s Plants for Birds initiative to grow one million native plants for birds across the country.


We are offering you the opportunity to pre-order 6 varieties of one-gallon container plants online that benefit the Wood Thrush. The plants must be picked up  during the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Fall Native Plant Sale on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30.  There are limited quantities of each, so order now!


Click here for a complete description or to pre-order plants. 

Migratory Birds & Coffee Trip


Saturday, September 30, 2017

6:00 AM to 7:00 PM 

What could be better than bird watching and coffee? Not much in our opinion! Join Adam Betuel, Atlanta Audubon Conservation Director, for a fun day of bird watching and coffee sampling at Cafe Campesino, the company that provides Atlanta Audubon Society with it's tasty blend of shade-grown coffee.  


We'll meet up at the Atlanta Audubon office and then carpool down to Ocmulgee National Monument (outside of Macon) for a little bird watching. From there we'll drivve to Americus, Ga., home to Cafe Campesinos Coffee Company, for lunch (included in trip cost), cupping, coffee tasting, and presentation on how shade-grown coffee helps birds. From there, we'll head to another birding hot spot (possibly Marshallville Sod Farm) before returning to Atlanta Saturday evening. 


Click here for more information or to register

Birding Paraguay


Sunday, October 22, 3:30 to 5:30 PM

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


In August, Adam Betuel, Atlanta Audubon Conservation Director, and Paul Smith, an authority on Paraguayan birds who is active in scientific research, conservation, and tour leading, led a group of intrepid birders on a birding adventure to Paraguay. During the 14-day adventure, the group visited the wet and dry Chaco, Cerrado, and Atlantic Forest as well as a trip to the famous Iguazu Falls in Argentina.


Enduring bumpy roads and a few “unplanned” incidents, the group saw 320 species of birds along the way, including, the Greater Rhea, White-winged Nightjar, Spot-billed Toucanet, Black-bodied Woodpecker, and Quebracho-crested Tinamou, to name just a few.


Adam will share photos of birds and tales of their adventures during his presentation and show us the amazing bird diversity of this often overlooked country. Additionally, Adam will announce the dates and location of our next international birding trip.


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