Georgia Bird Fest Returns for 2022
By Jared Teutsch, Executive Director
The seventh annual Georgia Bird Fest kicked off last weekend with a virtual opening event featuring Rosemary Mosco, naturalist, science communicator, and creator of the award-winning Bird and Moon Comics. With more than 40 events between April 23 and May 15, Georgia Bird Fest offers something for nearly every nature and bird enthusiast, including exciting field trips, workshops, and other events to celebrate and enjoy Georgia’s exciting spring migration period.
There are still openings in several of our virtual events, including Beginning Birder 101, Gardening for Birds and Building Your Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary, and a free film screening of The Falconer, followed by a Q&A with Master Falconer Rodney Stotts. Openings also remain in some of our in-person trips, including a guided tour of the avian-inspired collections at Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, a field trip at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve in Decatur, a trip to Mud Creek Farms in Albany, and a birding day trip in the Black Belt of Alabama.
Register today for our Closing Celebration, scheduled for Sunday, May 15, at SweetWater Brewing. This event will feature author, public speaker, and filmmaker Dudley Edmondson, whose passion is nature and getting People of Color outdoors. Dudley has considered himself a nature advocate ever since he discovered its ability to heal the mind and body as a young boy. He is the author of the landmark book, Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places, profiling African Americans in nontraditional vocations and avocations in the outdoors. In addition, Dudley’s photography career spans nearly three decades. His work has been featured in galleries and in nearly 100 publications around the world.
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 Pacific, Chemours, Georgia Forestry Foundation, Georgia Power Company, Wild Birds Unlimited – Atlanta, Southwire, HGOR, and Jekyll Island Authority.