Monthly Meetings

 

Join us for our free monthly meetings every 4th Sunday of the month at Manuel's Tavern located  at 602 N. Highland Ave., NE., Atlanta, GA 30307. Our monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us! Free parking is readily available to the south of the building. Food and drinks are available for purchase.   


No Monthly Meeting in November

 

There will not be a monthly meeting in November due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. We wish you and your family and Happy Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing you at our Holiday Party and Silent Auction in December.


Holiday Party and Silent Auction

 

Sunday, December 10 from 3:00 to 5:30 PM

Please note: This event will be held in the Main Dining Room at Manuel's as opposed to our usual space in the back room.

 

Join Atlanta Audubon Society for our annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction on Sunday, December 10 from 3:00 to 5:30 PM.  We’ll celebrate the year’s accomplishments and preview what’s to come in 2018. Come ready to shop. In addition to the silent auction, we will be selling our shade-grown coffee, bird earrings, Atlanta Audubon Tshirts, Brown-headed Nuthatch boxes, and sets of Declining Birds of Georgia note cards by artist and volunteer Anne McCallum. Come pick up some great holiday gifts too. The party will also serve as the Atlanta Audubon Annual Meeting. The membership will vote on the four new board members who were profiled in the November issue of Wingbars. Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be served. Additional food and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Grab a friend and enjoy the company of your fellow bird enthusiasts.

 


January Monthly Meeting: The Effects of Piscicides Use on American Dippers with Roarke Donnelly

 

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:30 to 5:30 PM

 

Modern fishery restorations routinely use piscicides to remove invasive fishes before reintroduction of native fishes. While this technique is effective and relatively inexpensive, piscicides are toxic to some benthic macroinvertebrates and reduce the abundance and richness of these species for 3 to 24 months. The implications of this loss for higher trophic levels have not been studied but could be large enough to at least offset the benefit of the restoration. I tested for a substantial trophic effect by measuring the body condition of breeding American Dippers before, during, and after piscicide treatment and introduction of Westslope Cutthroat Trout near Bozeman, MT. I will present the results of this 14-year study and my policy suggestions.

 

Roarke Donnelly is a professor of biology and the director of environmental studies at Oglethorpe University. He is an ornithologist, ecologist, and conservation biologist by training, with special interest in bird conservation and urban ecology.


Birds and How to Photograph Them

Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM

Join Atlanta Audubon member and photographer Daniel Zdonczyk for a presenattion on bird photography, featuring some of the amazing photos he has captured in 20 years as a photographer. His talk will cover field set up, photographer tools, and composition, and he will be available to answer questions you may have about how to get the best shot of birds you are photographing. 

 

Daniel Zdonczyk is a neurologist originally from Argentina. He discovered his passion for bird photography more than 20 years ago and has been honing his skills at various wildlife refuges across the US as well as in Latin America. Recently, hummingbirds have captivated his interest and he has made several trips to Ecuador , Costa Rica and Peru to capture the beauty of these ethereal jewels.