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. 


Online ticket sales will begin in July 2017. 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 will begin in August and tickets will also be available on the day of the event at each of the tour locations. 


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 our main location at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve, 4055 Roswell Road, Atlanta.




Bring binoculars and wear sturdy walking shoes. Visitors will encounter a variet

y of terrains so please wear apprpriate footwear. For more information, please contact Dottie Head at 678-973-2437 or email.


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, though we will have at least two public locations with restroom facilities available. Please plan accordingly!





For more information on becoming an event sponsor, please conact Michelle Hamner.