Unless otherwise noted, workshops take place at the Atlanta Audubon Society office* at Blue Heron Nature Preserve, 4055 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342. All workshops require advance online registration and payment. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis; your payment confirms your reservation. Please contact Melanie Furr, Education Director, at email@example.com or (678) 973-2437 with any questions.
*Please note that regrettably our upstairs office is located in an older building that currently is not ADA compliant. We are taking steps to add an accessible entrance.
Wednesday, May 17 (RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER ON ORIGINAL DATE)
6:00 to 9:00 PM
Few families of songbirds get birders more excited—and frustrated and confused--than the wood-warblers, some of the most colorful birds in North America. With more than 20 breeding species in Georgia, these elusive and quick birds can be a challenge even for experienced birders.
Our Warbler Workshop held at the Atlanta Audubon office at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve with Master Birder instructor Georgann Schmalz will cover all of Georgia’s warbler species, concentrating on key field marks, tips for song recognition, and sorting out tricky identifications.
$40 for Atlanta Audubon Society Members
$50 for Nonmembers
$35 for Master Birders in Good Volunteer Standing
Class: April 17, 6-9 PM
Trip to North Georgia Mountains--May 6-7
Stretch your neck and warm up those ears. It’s time to prepare for spring migration. Georgia hosts more than 20 breeding warblers, and this workshop will cover them all. This two-part workshop will begin with a Warbler ID class with Giff Beaton held in April in the AAS classroom at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. The class will concentrate on the key identification characteristics of warbler species, as well as tips to song recognition. Participants will put their ID skills to the test during the weekend field trip with Master Birder instructor Theresa Hartz on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 in the North Georgia mountains, where it’s possible to find more than 20 species of warblers, many of which will be singing on their breeding grounds. Participants in recent years have seen 20 warbler species, including the unusual Brewster’s Warbler, a hybrid formed by a Golden-winged Warbler and a Blue-winged Warbler. The group will visit some of the mountain hot spots as well as some new warbler-rich locations.
For more information about the workshop, contact Theresa Hartz at firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration questions, contact Melanie Furr, Education Director, at email@example.com or 678.973.2437.
FEE (excludes food and lodging):
$150 Atlanta Audubon members
Coastal trip: May 12-14
Join Atlanta Audubon for this unique workshop highlighting the shorebird migration that coincides with the spawning of horseshoe crabs. This spectacular phenomenon brings hundreds of migrating shorebirds to our very own Georgia Coast, including Red Knots, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Short-billed Dowitchers, Marbled Godwits, Ruddy Turnstones, and more…all in breeding plumage! The coastal trip led by Atlanta Audubon Director of Conservation, Adam Betuel, kicks off with a Friday evening session on May 12, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Shorebird Conservation taught by Tim Keyes, DNR Wildlife Biologist. Weather and seas permitting, we’ll take a boat trip exploring the Altamaha River Delta at places such as the north end of Little St. Simons Island, Little Egg Island, and Wolf Island Bar. The tentative schedule also includes birding coastal hot spots such as Jekyll Island and Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge.
Price does not include travel, lodging, or food.
$275 for Atlanta Audubon Society Members
$300 for Nonmembers
$250 for Master Birders in Good Volunteer Standing