Upcoming Adult Workshops

 

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 melanie@atlantaaudubon.org 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 and expect to have it completed by the end of 2017.


 

Migratory Birds & Coffee Trip

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

6:00 AM to 7:00 PM 

 

What could be better than bird watching and coffee? Not much in our opinion! Join Adam Betuel, Atlanta Audubon Conservation Director, for a fun day of bird watching and coffee sampling at Cafe Campesino, the company that provides Atlanta Audubon Society with it's tasty blend of shade-grown coffee.  

 

We'll meet up at the Atlanta Audubon office and then carpool down to Ocmulgee National Monument (outside of Macon) for a little bird watching. From there we'll drive to Americus, Ga., home to Cafe Campesinos Coffee Company, for lunch (included in trip cost), cupping, coffee tasting, and presentation on how shade-grown coffee helps birds. From there, we'll head to another birding hot spot (possibly Marshallville Sod Farm) before returning to Atlanta Saturday evening.  See below for a complete itnerary.  

 

Itinerary:

6:00 AM -  Meet at Atlanta Audubon Office at Blue Heron Nature Preserve

6:00 AM to 7:30 AM - Drive to Ocmulgee National Monument (near Macon)

7:30 AM to 10:30 am - Birdwatching at Ocmulgee National Monument

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Drive to Americus

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM- Lunch at Cafe Campesino Cafe (included in trip cost)

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Cupping, coffee tasting, and short discussion about Cafe Campesino coffee and the importance of shade grown coffee for birds

After tasting, people can head back to Atlanta or participate in option birding outlined below

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Drive to second birding location. Location TBD but possibly the Marshallville Sod

3:30 PM to  5:00 PM - Birdwatching at 2nd location

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Return to Atlanta

 

$25 for Atlanta Audubon members

$30 for non-members

(Cost includes lunch at Cafe Campesino)

 

 

Click here for more information or to register

 


 

Learning to Use eBird

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

6:30-8:30 PM

 

Do you keep track of the birds you see? Did you know this information can be used be scientists to inform conservation decisions that benefit birds and people? 

 

Join Adam Betuel, Atlanta Audubon's Director of Conservation, for a hands-on workshop to guide you through the various uses of ebird, the free online checklist program that is revolutionizing the way information about birds is collected and shared. No prior experience needed.

 

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • keep track of the birds you see (and see more birds!)
  • use eBird to figure out where to look for certain species or plan birding trips
  • share checklists with friends
  • explore interactive range maps, migration patterns, occurrence data, and more
  • understand how ebird data is being used by scientists and the conservation community

 

To get the most out of the workshop, participants are asked to go to www.eBird.org and create a free eBird account before attending this class. Participants with iphones can also download the free eBird app. Please bring your laptop computer or smart device to the workshop. 

 

Members - $20

Nonmembers - $25

Master Birders in Good Volunteer Standing - $15

 

Register here.