|Birdathon Celebration 2014
Birdathon Awards Celebration
Sunday May 17, 3 to 6 p.m.
Sign up now for the Birdathon Awards Celebration! Whether or not you went on a Birdathon trip, you’ll have a great time. Enjoy premium wines, craft beer, and gourmet appetizers in a spectacular garden setting hidden away in the Oakland Hills. Visit with rehabilitated raptors from Native Bird Connections, try out new binoculars from Woodland Hills Camera & Optics, meet bird artist Maggie Hurley and view her work, and relax to live harp music by Portia Diwa and her students. Mingle with old and new birding friends, and maybe go home with a door prize!
Oh, did we mention that we will also honor the top Birdathon birders and fundraisers?
Tickets start at $35, although we encourage you to contribute at a higher level. The portion of your ticket over $25 is tax-deductible. If you raised over $500 for Birdathon, please be our guest with complimentary admission! (And if you raised $1,000, you can bring a friend.) But you still need to register in advance on our web site. Sign-up deadline is May 7th.
If you’re a member of Golden Gate Audubon, please vote in the 2015 election for our Board of Directors.
Fill out the form below to vote online. You can also vote in person at the Birdathon Awards Celebration on May …Read More »
Check out this new video of our Art Flash Mob for Oakland herons! (It’s short, don’t worry.)
Like it? Please share it on your Facebook page or Twitter feed! You can copy and paste the link https://vimeo.com/126410002
A big …Read More »
Learn about the nesting colonies of Black-crowned Night Herons and Snowy Egrets in downtown Oakland! Come on one of our free public bird walks featuring these amazing group nesting sites, on Wednesday May 6 and May 20.
Golden Gate Audubon has been all over the news this month! On April 17, S.F. Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson wrote a great piece about our campaign to protect the nesting colonies of Black-crowned Night-Herons and Snowy Egrets in downtown Oakland.…Read More »
GOLDEN GATE BIRDER - THE GGAS BLOG
Note: This is the fourth in an ongoing series of posts by GGAS member George Peyton about his better half Lani Rumbaoa’s effort to spot 600 bird species within the Lower 48 states during 2015.
By George Peyton
Four days of birding in South Florida added 46 new species to Lani’s Big Year List, including some diffi…Read More »
By Ilana DeBare
“Chalk it up… to compassion for Oakland’s herons.”
That was the slogan for Golden Gate Audubon Society’s first-ever Art Flash Mob — a gathering of local artists and nature lovers to create sidewalk chalk drawings that would inspire people to protect downtown Oakl…Read More »
By Ilana DeBare
Maggie Hurley’s relationship with birds began as a child in Southern California. When she found injured birds, she’d put them in a shoebox and try to nurse them back to health. Some veterinarian neighbors of hers opened a wildlife rescue center and she would visit with pelicans in their backya…Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
Garin hosts many very accessible birds in spring. We’ll see breeding behavior and possibly several nests. Among the highlights are orioles, wrens, bluebirds, and …Read More »