2017 Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour


Saturday, September 16, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

(Event will be held rain or shine!)


Atlanta Audubon Society will host its annual Wildlife Sanctuary Tour on Saturday, September 16, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The tour will feature several properties in the Alanta/Buckhead/Sandy Spring in Fulton County. In 2017, Atlanta Audubon is excited to partner with the Atlanta History Center to include the Goizueta Gardens on the 2017 tour. Ticket prices include admission to the Atlanta History Center. 


Tickets are $24 for Atlanta Audubon Society & Atlanta History Center members and $30 for non-members.


Each property has been certified by Atlanta Audubon Society as a Certified Wildlife Sanctuary because it provides five essential criteria for attracting wildlife and birds: food sources, nesting sites, bird feeders, shelter, and water sources. Visitors will see a wide variety of native plants and trees in a variety of different settings that attract a variety of birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Atlanta Audubon staff and volunteers will be available at each site to guide visitors through the habitats.





Tickets are $24 for Atlanta Audubon Society and Atlanta 

History Center members and $30 for non-members. Children aged 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Online ticket sales are now available. Tickets will also be available on the day of the event at each of the tour locations. 



Combination tickets for the Doug Tallamy presentation on Thursday, September 14 AND the Santuary Tour on Saturday, September 16 are available for for $40 per ticket for Atlanta Audubon members and $45 for non-members. 



Proceeds from the tour support the education and conservation efforts of Atlanta Audubon Society.




On the day of the tour, Atlanta Audubon’s will be selling Cafe Campesino, Atlanta Audubon t-shirts, Brown-headed Nuthatch nesting boxes, bird earrings, bird notecards, field guides, and other items at the Lost Corner Preserve site.




Guests must provide their own transportation and may visit the tour sites in any order they choose. Please note that restrooms are not available at private homes. Public restroom facilities will be available at Lost Corner Preserve and the Atlanta History Center. Please plan accordingly!


Bring binoculars and wear sturdy walking shoes. Visitors will encounter a variety of terrains so please wear appropriate footwear. 


For more information, please contact Dottie Head at 678-973-2437 or email.





Sponsorship of our 2017 Wildlife Sanctuary Tour begins at just $100. Click here to download sponsorship information. For more information, please conact Michelle Hamner.