We enjoy and protect birds through
education, conservation, and advocacy.
Some of the Earth's greatest bird populations are threatened by development, competition for food, and environmental changes. Join Ogeechee Audubon's effort to protect birds and other wildlife while sharing the joy of Georgia's natural resources.
Majority of the photography provided by Ogeechee Audubon members
We will be mainly tracking shorebirds but counting other fall migrants during this field trip at high tide. Our data collection for this count will be added to data collected by scientists monitoring shorebirds worldwide. These counts carried out by thousands of volunteers and professionals reveal distribution, population trends and/ or abundance of any species. This data collection is fundamental to the assessment of their status. Meet at 3 PM at park entrance.
Leader: Mary Sweeney-Reeves, firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-844-8988.
Trip Rigor: Easy with path and beach walking.
OAS Public Meeting:
First, Isaiah Scott, who was awarded a scholarship supported jointly by Georgia Ornithological Society and Ogeechee Audubon Society, will present his experiences this summer at the birding camp for teens at Audubon’s Hog Island in Maine.
The second part of our September meeting will be a brief instruction on eBird – the Basics. We will cover how to use eBird and Merlin ID apps. Bring your smart phones and please download the apps prior to the meeting. We will practice using these apps. This presentation is for novices to learn these apps.
We will explore this restricted access area surrounded by countless acres of freshwater wetlands, ponds, and hardwood forests on the school’s private property. Welcomed by the school administration to bird this private school property, Ogeechee Audubon will explore the nature sanctuary affectionately known to the school as “Eden”.
Ogeechee Audubon looks forward to forging a joint relationship with the school to conduct periodic bird surveys on the property on a scheduled basis.
Meet at school parking at 8 AM. The gates will be opened at that time.
Leader: Stan Gray, email@example.com.
Trip Rigor: Moderate walking on varied terrain
Ogeechee Audubon in action
Wait! Does that chick really need help? The sight of a baby bird unattended outside the nest is bound to awaken your compassionate instinct to protect it. But that rescue may not be necessary. In fact, it could be counterproductive.
Find out how to determine when you should intervene—and what to do if that baby bird really does need a helping hand.
Ogeechee Audubon joined with the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex to build four Barn Owl Boxes for their Pinckney Island and Harris Neck refuges. Fifteen enthusiastic helpers met at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge wood shop to complete the assembly of 4 pre-cut owl boxes.
Governor Nathan Deal recently signed a proclamation designating the month of September as the inaugural Georgia Grows Native for Birds Month.