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...

The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17 - 20, 2017 


Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.


Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.


We invite you to participate! For at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 17-20, 2017, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world, for as long as you wish!


If you’re new to the count, or have not participated since before the 2013 merger with eBird, you must create a free online account to enter your checklists. If you already have an account, just use the same login name and password. If you have already participated in another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing login information, too.


Click here for more info on how to get started

February Monthly Meeting: Bob Jensen from Chocolay Raptor Center, Marquette, Michigan


Sunday, February 26, 3:30 to 5:30 PM

Manuel’s Tavern


Bob Jensen from the Chocolay Raptor Center (CRC) of Marquette, Michigan, will talk about raptors in the far north. Based in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Lake Superior, the center rescues, rehabilitates, and releases sick and injured predators. The presentation will focus on falcons, hawks, owls, and eagles, their northern environment, and the problems they face.


For more information visit our monthly meeting page


Atlanta Bird Fest 2017

Atlanta Bird Fest is back for 2017 with even more exclusive field trips, workshops, and other events. This year's Atlanta Bird Fest will run from April 15 through May 14, with registration opening to Atlanta Audubon members on March 1 and to non-members on March 8.


Visit the Atlanta Bird Fest page for more information and a sneak peek at what we're planning!


Sponsorship Opportunities Available: Please contact Michelle Hamner, Director of Development, at for more information about sponsoring Atlanta Bird Fest 2017.



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