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...


Atlanta Audubon Office to be Closed Jan. 16 through Feb. 18


Atlanta Audubon Society's office on Roswell Road will be temporarily closed from Tuesday, January 16 through February 18 while the building is under construction. Staff will be checking voice mail messages and the office periodically, but we will not be keeping regular office hours. If you need assistance, please email the staff or leave a message on the answering machine and we will return your call as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!



January Monthly Meeting: The Effects of Piscicides Use on American Dippers with Roarke Donnelly


Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:30 to 5:30 PM

Manuel's Taver, 602 N. Highland Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30307


Modern fishery restorations routinely use piscicides to remove invasive fishes before reintroduction of native fishes. While this technique is effective and relatively inexpensive, piscicides are toxic to some benthic macroinvertebrates and reduce the abundance and richness of these species for 3 to 24 months. The implications of this loss for higher trophic levels have not been studied but could be large enough to at least offset the benefit of the restoration. Roarke tested for a substantial trophic effect by measuring the body condition of breeding American Dippers before, during, and after piscicide treatment and introduction of Westslope Cutthroat Trout near Bozeman, MT. He will present the results of this 14-year study and my policy suggestions.


Roarke Donnelly is a professor of biology and the director of environmental studies at Oglethorpe University. He is an ornithologist, ecologist, and conservation biologist by training, with special interest in bird conservation and urban ecology.



This Coffee Is For The Birds!

Announcing Atlanta Audubon Society's Coffee Club


Atlanta Audubon is excited to launch a new Atlanta Audubon Coffee Club for our most loyal coffee enthusiasts. For a $25 annual fee, coffee club members may purchase our Café Campesino, shade-grown coffee at $12/pound. There’s no minimum or maximum amount to purchase. Your Coffee Club membership expires on the last day of the month one year from the date of purchase.


Special rate if you purchase 6 or more bags!


Atlanta Audubon is offering a special on our coffee for those who purchase in bulk. Purchase six bags or more of our certified-organic, shade-grown coffee for just $12/pound. Coffee Club members may purchase six or more bags of coffee for $11/pound. For more information or to order, visit our shade-grown coffee page 


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