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 Bird Fest 2017

 

 

Registration Opens March 1 for Atlanta Audubon Members and March 8 for non-members

 

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 michelle@atlantaaudubon.org for more information about sponsoring Atlanta Bird Fest 2017.

 


March Monthly Meeting: Studying Wildlife Abundance in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with Sarah Webster 

Sunday, March 26 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM

Manuel’s Tavern

 

The Chernobyl Power Plant explosion in Ukraine in 1986 is considered the worst nuclear accident in human history. In response, the soviet government established the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) around the nuclear reactor and displaced all humans living within the region. However, no measures were taken to exclude wildlife, and many species have continued to persist in the area since the time of the accident. Currently, very little is known about these wildlife populations, especially how chronic radiation exposure inside the CEZ may be affecting their survival and abundance. Sarah Webster and her colleagues conducted research to assess the populations of medium and large predators within the CEZ using several different approaches. They use remote camera surveys, GPS collars, scat surveys, and biological samples to create a scientifically cohesive picture of how these species have been able to persist in this contaminated landscape in the decades since the accident.

 

Click here for more information or to visit our monthly meeting page. 


 

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