What could be better than bird watching and coffee? Not much, in our opinion! Join Adam Betuel, Atlanta Audubon conservation director, for a fun day of bird watching and coffee sampling at Cafe Campesino, the company that provides Atlanta Audubon Society with its tasty blend of shade-grown coffee.
We'll meet up at the Atlanta Audubon office and then carpool down to Ocmulgee National Monument (outside of Macon) for a little bird watching. From there we'll drivve to Americus, Ga., home to Cafe Campesino Roastary, for lunch (included in trip cost), cupping, coffee tasting, and presentation on how shade-grown coffee helps birds. From there, we'll head to another birding hot spot (possibly Marshallville Sod Farm) before returning to Atlanta Saturday evening. See below for a complete itnerary.
6:00 AM - Meet at Atlanta Audubon Office at Blue Heron Nature Preserve
6:00 AM to 7:30 AM - Drive to Ocmulgee National Monument (near Macon)
7:30 AM to 10:30 am - Birdwatching at Ocmulgee National Monument
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Drive to Americus
12:00 PM to 12:50 PM- Lunch at Cafe Campesino Cafe (included in trip cost)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Cupping, coffee tasting, and short discussion about Cafe Campesino coffee and the importance of shade grown coffee for birds
After tasting, people can head back to Atlanta or participate in option birding outlined below
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Drive to second birding location. Location TBD but possibly the Marshallville Sod Farm
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Birdwatching at 2nd location
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Return to Atlanta