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, 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 drink are available for purchase.   


August Member Meeting: Volunteer Recognition and 4th Annual Chippy Challenge


Sunday, August 27, 3:30 to 5:30 PM


Don't miss the August 27 membership meeting and the 4th Annual Chippy Challenge. Nikki will try to stump the crowd with some new bird and birding-related trivia questions to test your knowledge and pit you against your fellow bird brains. 


Play individually or with teams of no more than four people. Smart phones not allowed. There will be a prize for the winner(s). Trivia cards are $5 per person. Bring a friend who joins Atlanta Audubon at the event, you and your friend's trivia charge will be waived. Since Chippy is the mascot for our Learning About Birds (LAB) curriculum, proceeds will benefit the LAB Programs of Atlanta Audubon. In addition, we'll be recognizing and celebrating Atlanta Audubon volunteers who contributed 100 or more hours of service in 2016.  Please join us for this fun celebration.


Solar Spectroscopy: How the Nature of Light Affects Wildlife Viewing and Imaging


Sunday, September 24, 3:30 to 5:30 PM


Northern Cardinals are red and Indigo Buntings are blue, but we only know that thanks to specialized cells in our eyes. When light hits a bird, the bird absorbs some of the light and reflects the rest of it. Which wavelengths are reflected and which are absorbed depends on the properties of the object. When you look at a bird, the wavelengths of reflected light determine what color you see.


Join us on Sunday, September 24, at Manuel’s Tavern, for a fascinating presentation by Master Birder Stephen Ramsden, as he discusses Solar Spectorscopy: The Nature of Light and How It Affects Wildlife Watching and Imaging. 


Stephen is founder of the world’s largest solar astronomy outreach program, The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. He is a Navy Veteran and retired Air Traffic controller Stephen brings the latest in narrowband solar telescopes to bring solar activity in the Sun’s photosphere and chromosphere to the eyes of students around the Southeast. Established in 2007, the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project has spread worldwide. Each year, Stephen and his partners reach roughly 300,000 people at over 400 events in 23 countries. The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project is a 401 (c) (3) non-profit corporation and relies on donations for support.