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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...


AAS October Member Meeting, Sunday, Oct. 26, 3:30 - 5:30 PM

The Golden Eagle Project


Join Scott Somershoe, State Ornithologist for Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, to learn more about the work of the Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group. The group recently initiated a research project to document eastern Golden Eagles wintering in the Appalachian Mountains in the southeast.  Scott will share information on the research that is shedding new light on population size, habitat use, and movements of these mighty birds of prey.  


Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will not be a November member meeting.

Manuel's Tavern is located at 602 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, 30307.  Parking is free and readily available to the south of the building.  Food and drink are available for purchase.

Sparrow Workshop on the Georgia Coast 

November 7-9, 2014


It's time to sharpen those sparrow ID skills! AAS is pleased to offer our popular Sparrow Workshop again this year. This two-part workshop will be held on the Georgia Coast so we can see some coastal sparrow species such as the Seaside Sparrow, Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow, and many others. Tim Keyes, wildlife biologist for DNR will give his incredible Sparrow presentation on Friday, November 7th at 7:00 PM in Brunswick at the DNR office building. He will then lead a day of birding on the Georgia Coast on Saturday, November 8th. There will also be a Sunday morning field trip led by Gene Keferl, a coastal birding expert.


The cost is $175 for members of AAS or other Georgia Audubon Chapters and $200 for non-members. Cost does not include food or lodging. For more information contact Lisa Hurt via email:, or by phone: 770-934-7660 (home) or 678-233-4293 (mobile).


Register now to secure a spot. Download a registration form at and send the completed form with payment to the AAS office, attention Melanie Furr. Your payment confirms your registration. Workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Save the Date for AAS Holiday Party

Sunday, December 14, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM at Manuel's Tavern


Join us for our annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction on Sunday, December 14th at Manuel's Tavern.  We'll celebrate the year's accomplishments and preview what's to come in 2015.  Come ready to shop:  in addition to our silent auction, we will be selling our shad grown coffee (now also available in decaf!) and sets of Declining Birds of Georgia notecards by artist and AAS volunteer, Anne McCallum.  


The party will also serve as the AAS Annual Meeting.  The membership will vote on the new Board members and officers.  A slate of candidates will be shared in next month's issue of Wingbars. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.  Additional food and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.  Grab a friend and enjoy the company of your fellow bird enthusiasts.  


Manuel's is located at 602 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, 30307.  Ample parking is available behind and adjacent to the building.  




Atlanta Audubon Society