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...


Help! I've Found an Orphaned or Injured Bird

 

Spring is in the air and birds are nesting. It is not uncommon to find baby birds on the ground this time of year, and Atlanta Audubon Society receives many calls each spring from well-meaning citizens who have found a baby bird and want to help.

 

Click HERE to find out what to do if you find an orphaned or injured bird.


 

Stock Up On Birdseed and Support Atlanta Audubon Society at the Same Time!

 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER

 

Take advantage of our great prices and stock up for fall migration at the Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Seed Sale. We are proud to offer a variety of Cole's Wild Bird Feed products, a local supplier of high quality bird seed, at competitive prices. All proceeds support the education and conservation efforts of Atlanta Audubon Society. Order must be received by August 18.  


2017 Wildlife Sanctuary Tour Tickets Now Available

Wildlife Sanctuary TourSaturday, September 16, 2017

9:00 AM to 2:00 PMFive locations in North Atlanta

 

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 16, and make plans to attend the 2017 Wildlife Sanctuary Tour. This year’s tour will feature five Atlanta Audubon-certified properties in North Atlanta. For 2017, Atlanta Audubon is excited to partner with the Atlanta History Center to feature the beautiful, certified Goizueta Gardens and Living Collection at Atlanta History Center as one of the tour stops. Ticket purchasers must provide their own transportation to the tour sites, but they may tour at their own pace and in any order they choose. Click here to purchase tickets.


 

An Evening with Doug Tallamy, Author of Bringing Nature Home 

 

Thursday, September 14, 20177:30 PM

Dunwoody Nature Center 

 

Atlanta Audubon is excited to welcome author and native plant advocate Doug Tallamy to kick off this year’s Wildlife Sanctuary Tour. Tallamy will present his book, Bringing Nature Home, on Thursday, September 14, at 7:30 PM at Dunwoody Nature Center. Many bird populations in the U.S. are in steep decline, in part because our gardens and managed landscapes occupy more space than natural areas and we have not designed them with birds in mind. To do that, we can no longer view plants only as ornaments but must consider all of their roles when selecting them for our landscapes. Tallamy will discuss what birds need from our landscapes to breed successfully, and the important roles native plants play in maintaining food webs vital to birds. He will emphasize the benefits of designing landscapes with these roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so. Tickets for the Doug Tallamy presentation, the Sanctuary Tour, and combination Tallamy/Tour Tickets are now available by clicking here.


Amphibians in our Future: Conservation in the Face of Global Amphibian Declines

 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

3:30 to 5:30 PM

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

 

For the past 25 years or so, amphibians have been disappearing globally from developed areas as well as pristine environments. Scientists have identified multiple factors contributing to amphibian declines. Therefore, a multifaceted approach is necessary to address the amphibian decline phenomenon. The Amphibian Foundation, based in Atlanta, addresses Southeast regional as well as global amphibian declines through an international partnership focusing on targeted programs for specific imperiled amphibian species. Partnering with regional agencies, such as Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, GA DNR and Orianne Society, and federal partners such as USFWS and USGS as well as global partners like Amphibian Ark and the Amphibian Survival Alliance, the Amphibian Foundation provides a critical role in combatting amphibian declines at the global, as well as the neighborhood level. Currently, 43% of the world’s amphibian populations are documented as in decline or already extinct. The Amphibian Foundation provides a program that engages the community to become involved in saving this important and biodiverse group of animals.

 

Mark Mandica is the Executive Director of The Amphibian Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and conservation of amphibians.  For more information, visit our monthly meeting page


 

 

Solar Astronomy Workshop and Eclipse Primer

 

Saturday, July 29th

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Drop by anytime during this time frame

Historic Fourth Ward Park, 680 Dallas Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308

Event will be held weather permitting. 

 

Atlanta Audubon Society Master Birder Stephen W. Ramsden will host a free, state of the art Solar Astronomy Workshop and Eclipse Primer at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Mr. Ramsden is the founder and director of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, named in memory of a friend and victim of veteran suicide.

 

Mr. Ramsden will have several single wavelength, state-of the-art solar chromospheric and photospheric telescopes for you to observe the endless magnetic ferocity on our nearest star. He will also provide high-definition video cameras for monitoring the solar atmosphere. Come by the event to pick up your free solar eclipse glasses and spectrographs for use during the eclipse and to chat with a world-renowned solar astronomer and eclipse expert.  

 

This event is free and open to the public. The event will be held weather permitting. For more information, visit https://www.atlantaaudubon.org/upcoming-events.


 

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