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 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
Meet at gate at 8:30am sharp. Restricted area. Must be there by 8:30am. Join the survey team members to assist in data collection of the bird population.
Ogeechee Audubon Society Members only.
University of Georgia Aquarium, Jay Wolf Nature trail on Skidaway Island. The Jay Wolf nature trail is adjacent to the Skidaway River in a maritime forest habitat with beautiful views of the salt marsh. The 0.3 mile trail includes a boardwalk over the salt marsh. Meet at Aquarium entrance.
Trip Rigor: Easy, gravel trail is wheelchair accessible
Speaker: Jake Henry is new to the Savannah area, working as the Field Manager for the Savannah Tree Foundation since August of 2018. In this position, Jake focuses on coordinating tree planting and volunteer events, as well as maintaining trees after planting. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from Cornell University, and his Masters in Forestry from Mississippi State University. Jake’s experience with non-profit conservation organizations has helped shape how he not only conserves natural resources, but engages the community. Most recently, Jake also became an ISA Certified Arborist.
Global Big Day has become a May tradition for tens of thousands of eBirders: 24 hours to put your favorite park/county/state/province country/continent on the global birding stage. Last year we couldn’t wait a full year between Global Big Days, and October Big Day was born. On 19 October, October Big Day is back!
Can we beat last year’s total of 6,331 species on a single October day?
Tours and talks will make a can’t-miss event for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus, located on the north end of the island (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Ga. 31411).
The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
Skidaway Marine Science Day will also feature food trucks.
All admissions and activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day are free and open to the public. For additional information, call 912-598-2325, or see www.skio.uga.edu.
Meet at gate at 8:30am sharp. Restricted area. Must be there by 8:30am. Join the survey team to collect data regarding the bird population on the property.
Ogeechee Audubon Society Members only.
We will search for marsh wrens, sea side sparrows, nelson sparrows, and shorebirds during a high tide. When driving into the park we will stop at several places. Meet at 9 am at park entrance, Leader: Mary Sweeney-Reeves, firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-844-8988.
Trip Rigor: Easy, with varied terrain.
Ogeechee Audubon in action
Ogeechee Audubon Society offers four kinds of opportunities for members to participate in birding in the field:
Bird Walks – Bird walks will be held monthly at various locations to provide an opportunity for birders of all levels to come together. This self-directed activity and has no defined leader. …Open to read more….
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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.