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 Open House & Native Plant Sale

 

Saturday, October 21

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Blue Heron Nature Preserve, 4055 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342

 

Come enjoy the brilliant fall colors at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve at the annual Open House. Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Atlanta Audubon Society, and The Amphibian Foundation are partnering on this event. We'll be sharing all the wonderful things happening here with demonstrations, exhibits, tours, shade-grown coffee samples, and local foods -- as well as arts and crafts for the children.  

 

Beech Hollow Farms will be there with a variety of locally grown plants and experts to answer all your plant questions. Come stock up on native plants to help transform your garden into a wildlife sanctuary. Also, we are hosting the grand opening of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography exhibit as part of the citywide festival. 

 

Come on out for this free, family-friendly day of fun! For more information visit the Blue Heron Nature Preserve website

 


 

Become an Important Bird Person in Your Community

Advocating at the Local Level, featuring Ted Terry of Sierra Club

 

Saturday, October 28, 9 AM to 12 PM 

Atlanta Audubon Society office at Blue Heron Nature Preserve

 

You’ve heard of the phrase, “Think Globally, Act Locally.” Join us on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for a special workshop to learn and practice some of the best strategies and techniques of working at the local government policy level. This workshop w`ill be led by Ted Terry, executive director of the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Mayor of the City of Clarkston. Ted’s unique perspective as an environmental policy activist and a city-level public servant will guide you through steps that you can take in your own community to move forward more bird-friendly policies and resolutions.  

 

Cost:  

$5 for Atlanta Audubon and Sierra Club members

$8 for non-members

 

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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