By Jared Teutsch, Executive Director
Just in time for Earth Day, the eighth annual Georgia Bird Fest launches this weekend across Georgia. With more than 40 events between April 22 and May 21, Georgia Bird Fest offers something for nearly every nature and bird enthusiast, including exciting field trips, workshops, webinars, and other events to celebrate and enjoy Georgia’s exciting spring migration period.
There are still openings in our webinars, including Beginning Birder 101, Gardening for Birds and Building Your Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary, Raptor ID, and How to Identify Warblers and Enjoy them More, too. Openings also remain in some of our in-person trips, including trips to Mud Creek Farms, in Albany; Phinizy Swamp, near Augusta; Birding the Black Belt of Alabama; a Biking Tour of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Birds and Trees; and birding at Longview Cattle Farm, in Coweta County. We also have spots in our Words and Lines artist workshops, one for teens and a second for adults; as well as two guided canoe trips at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, including an accessible trip for those with mobility challenges. Don’t miss out on our guided kayak trip to the Nickjack Bat Cave in Tennessee on Friday, March 12.
The month-long event will wrap up with a Closing Celebration on Sunday, May 21, at Round Trip Brewing Company. The keynote address will be presented by David Lindo, the “Urban Birder” who inspires people to take another look at their urban environments, where over 20% of the globe’s bird species have been recorded, sometimes without us noticing. Lindo’s keynote address will challenge us to appreciate and conserve the birds that share our city lives. Lindo is the author of The Urban Birder, Tales From Concrete Jungles, #Urban Birding, How To Be An Urban Birder, and The Extraordinary World of Birds. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing at the Closing Celebration.
Proceeds from Georgia Bird Fest benefit the conservation, education, and community engagement efforts of Georgia Audubon. For more information or to view a full schedule of events, please visit https://www.georgiaaudubon.org/birdfest.html.
Georgia Audubon would like to thank the following event sponsors: Georgia Forestry Foundation, Bonsai Leadership Group, Southwire, HGOR, and Jekyll Island Authority.
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