Melanie Furr, Director of Education at Atlanta Audubon

Photo courtesy of Melanie Furr

As Director of Education at Atlanta Audubon Society, Melanie develops and teaches numerous programs about birds for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A former high school English teacher and BirdSleuth ambassador, she particularly enjoys working with educators to train them how to incorporate the study of birds in their curriculum. Melanie is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and has volunteered at AWARE Wildlife Center for more than eight years. Recently, Melanie became the custodian for Atlanta Audubon’s first wildlife ambassador, a nonreleasable Ruby-throated Hummingbird named Shepherd. Her favorite hobbies include birding and travel, but she has just as much fun sharing her local birds with enthusiastic new audiences.