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...  

 


Introducing the 2016 Atlanta Bird Fest

 

We have some big news to share! We're launching Atlanta Bird Fest this spring, from April 15 to May 15. Celebrate Spring Migration and explore Atlanta's hidden treasures through exclusive field trips, workshops, speakers, and more. Check out all the offerings at www.atlantaaudubon.org/atlanta-bird-fest.

 

Registration is now open!

 

Order your Atlanta Bird Fest 2016 t-shirt, designed by PRBY apparel and featuring the Brown-headed Nuthatch, in our online store today! 

 


 

Workshop: Building Your Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary

 

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

Workshop Leader: Ellen Honeycutt

Limited to 16 participants

Cost: $25/person

 

Description: Do you enjoy attracting birds and other beneficial wildlife to your yard? Do you know which types of plants will attract hummingbirds or which plants are the top producers of fruits for other birds? Do you have invasive plants you want to rid from your yard? Join Ellen Honeycutt from the Georgia Native Plant Society for this workshop on how to create a Wildlife Sanctuary on your own property. You'll learn which plants give the biggest bang for your buck in terms of food production, shelter, and nesting sites and which plants you may want to avoid. Learn how to manage your Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary without the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides and where to go within north Georgia to source native plants for your own landscaping needs. 

 

Each workshop participant will go home with a 3.5" Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) for their own gardens donated by Rock Spring Restorations. The blooms of the Purple Coneflower attract pollinators and hummingbirds, and the seed heads attract a variety of birds. 

 

Click here for more information or to register.

 


 

Closing Celebration - Miller Ward Alumni House, Emory University

 

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Limited to 120 participants

Cost: $30/person

 

Join us to celebrate our month-long exploration of Atlanta’s best birding destinations. Author Deborah Cramer will present her inspiring, award-winning book The Narrow Edge, in which she accompanies a small sandpiper, the Red Knot, on its extraordinary 19,000-mile journey from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic, with a pivotal stop in Georgia. National Geographic Fellow Thomas Lovejoy says The Narrow Edge is “more thrilling than the Kentucky Derby.” Top fundraisers and birders during Atlanta Bird Fest will be awarded prizes during this fun celebration.

 

 

 

Click here for more information or to register.

 


Orphaned and Injured Birds

 

Click here for more information on helping orphaned and injured birds.

 


 

May Membership Meeting - Featuring Members Special Birding Experiences

 

Sunday, May 22nd at 3:30pm at The Five Seasons Brewery, Sandy Springs

 

Last year’s meeting where some of our members shared their special birding trips and experiences was a great success, so we are doing it again this year. We are excited to have our Atlanta Audubon President and two members share their special birding experiences with us:

 

  • Steve Smith will talk about Casual Birding in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Bob Orenstein will talk about his Expedition to Saint Matthew Island

  • Linda DiSantis will share her Birding Trip to Iceland

 

We hope you will come out and enjoy their stories.

 


 

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