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
Special events and monthly meetings
Come join members of Ogeechee Audubon attempting our first “Big Sit.” We’ll set up spotting scopes at Woody Pond and hang out to see what we can see or hear. We will be looking for wintering waterfowl, waders, rails, raptors and sparrows.
Meet at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge Woody Pond parking lot. Leader: Mary Lou Dickson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trip Vigor: Easy, Limited walking. Handicap accessible.
Lunch at Altman’s Restaurant, Townsend following the “Big Sit.” Great for anyone who wants to connect the Big Sit outing with “Identifying Georgia Birds through Calls and Songs – a presentation by Georgann Schmalz” at the Ashantilly Center in Darien.
Join Mary Lou Dickson at Altman’s Restaurant, 15271 US Highway 17, Townsend, GA 31331-3868, 912-832-2171. Here’s a link to the online menu. https://www.zmenu.com/altmans-restaurant-eulonia-online-menu/ Leader: Mary Lou Dickson, email@example.com.
Identifying Georgia Birds through Calls and Songs – a presentation by Georgann Schmalz
This program will be at the Ashantilly Center, 1712 Bond Rd., Darian, GA. A reception will follow the presentation. $20 donation - for non-members of the Center. This program is for anyone who is interested in learning to identify birds by songs and call notes.
Georgann Schmalz is President and Ornithologist for Birding Adventures.
Speaker: Abby Sterling will discuss how the Georgia Coast provides critical habitat to many species of shorebirds that are experiencing significant population declines. Learn more as Abby highlights incredible stories and the conservation efforts underway to protect them.
Abby works as a shorebird biologist with Manomet’s Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative. Manomet is a non-profit based in Massachusetts that uses science and partnerships to address conservation challenges throughout the hemisphere. Abby Sterling earned her doctorate from the University of Georgia, where she studied how habitat and landscape features influence beach nesting shorebirds and chick survival.
Ogeechee Audubon in action
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.