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...

Georgia Native Plant Society Native Plant Sale


Saturday, September 23

9 AM to 2:30 PM at Stone Mountain Park


Atlanta Audubon is partnering with the Georgia Native Plant Society (GNPS) on their annual Fall Native Plant Sale. During the sale, Atlanta Audubon will be handing out information on bird-friendly plants that attract Wood Thrush and other climate-threatened bird species. During the sale, Atlanta Audubon volunteers will be providing samples of our Cafe Campesino coffee blend, a shade-grown variety, that help protect bird habitat in South America, where the Wood Thrush and other migratory birds spend the winter months. For more information, visit the GNPS website

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

Solar Spectroscopy: How the Nature of Light Affects Wildlife Viewing and Imaging


Sunday, September 24, 3:30 to 5:30 PM

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


Northern Cardinals are red and Indigo Buntings are blue, but we only know that thanks to specialized cells in our eyes. When light hits a bird, the bird absorbs some of the light and reflects the rest of it. Which wavelengths are reflected and which are absorbed depends on the properties of the object. When you look at a bird, the wavelengths of reflected light determine what color you see.


Join us on Sunday, September 24, at Manuel’s Tavern, for a fascinating presentation by Master Birder Stephen Ramsden, as he discusses Solar Spectroscopy: The Nature of Light and How It Affects Wildlife Watching and Imaging. 


A Navy Veteran and retired air traffic controller, Stephen is founder of the world’s largest solar astronomy outreach program, The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. Stephen brings the latest in narrowband solar telescopes to bring solar activity in the Sun’s photosphere and chromosphere to the eyes of students around the Southeast. Established in 2007, the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project has spread worldwide. Each year, Stephen and his partners reach roughly 300,000 people at over 400 events in 23 countries. The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation and relies on donations for support. 


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