FSC Bird Watching Tours

Fernbank Science Center, in conjunction with the Stone Mountain Memorial Association and the Atlanta Audubon Society, will offer two bird watching tours at Stone Mountain Park this Fall on October 3rd and 17th.  If you have an interest in birds, the tours will be a great way to see and learn about birds in their natural environment.  The tours will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will last until approximately 10:00 a.m.  Please bring your own binoculars. Bird checklists will be provided. This is a great way to meet people who share your interest in birds. We hope to see you there!

Due to road construction in the park we will not be able to access the songbird trail from Stonewall Jackson Dr. The tour will begin from a parking lot at the intersection of Stonewall Jackson Drive and Robert E. Lee Blvd. We will hike approximately 0.5 miles up to the songbird habitat, birding along the way of course! See below for a detailed map, driving directions, and coordinates. Please call 404-625-7004 if you get lost on the day of the walk.

Tour Leader: Chris Showalter, Ornithologist, Fernbank Science Center

Email: chris.showalter@fernbank.edu

Phone: 678-874-7135

Dates: October 3 and October 17, 2015

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Stone Mountain Park, Click here for a map to the parking lot.

GPS Coordinates: 33.799262, -84.151132

Directions: From US 78 (Stone Mountain Freeway) Take Exit 8 for the Stone Mountain Park East Gate. Upon entering the park stay straight on Jefferson Davis Dr. for 1.1 miles. Make a slight right onto Robert E. Lee Blvd and go 2.3 miles. The parking lot will be on your right at the intersection of Robert E. Lee Blvd and Stonewall Jackson Dr. Please be aware that the 25 MPH speed limit is strictly enforced within the park. Please Note: There is a daily $15 parking fee or you may obtain an annual parking pass for $40.