Take the plunge – Birdathon 2015!
April brings great springtime birding… as well as Birdathon, Golden Gate Audubon’s biggest fundraiser and FUN-raiser of the year.
Sign up today for one of 24 special guided birding trips. Choose from behind-the-scenes tours of the Oakland Zoo or Hayward Shoreline… a demonstration of mist netting by Point Blue scientists… a photography “Big Day” … or other great trips to the San Mateo coast, Las Gallinas ponds, the Kensington Hills, and more. New this year: a Birds and Wine trip to the best birding spots in Sonoma County, paired with private tastings at premium wineries!
Then, once you’ve chosen your trip… get friends and family to sponsor you with donations, like a walkathon. Or make a donation yourself. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for Bay Area bird conservation and environmental education. Together we can make it happen!
Everyone who raises $100 or more will receive a free Birdathon 2015 t-shirt with our Long-billed Curlew logo.
For decades, Altamont Pass wind turbines killed thousands of Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and other raptors. Thanks to lawsuits by Golden Gate Audubon and our allies, most Altamont wind companies are now replacing their old, deadly turbines with newer models …Read More »
What cool or unusual birds have been seen around the Bay Area? Bruce Mast compiles a list each month for our Observations column.
The January 2015 list is now available — including this Le Conte’s Sparrow photographed at Point Reyes …Read More »
Registration is now open for Birdathon 2015, our sixth and best Birdathon ever!
Throughout the month of April (and a little bit of May), we will be offering 24 exciting and unusual field trips — such as behind-the-scenes tours …Read More »
Stop by the Golden Gate Audubon office and say hello to our capable new Office Manager, Monica Moore!
Monica has a Master’s degree in Divinity and has worked as Minister of Music, Arts, and Worship at several local churches. She …Read More »
GOLDEN GATE BIRDER - THE GGAS BLOG
By Ilana DeBare
You might think that the top Birdathon fundraiser would be an experienced birder. You might think that he or she would be an experienced fundraiser.
You’d be wrong!
Berkeley resident Bonnie Ng knocked the Birdathon ball out of the park in 2014, raising a whopping $2,480 to support Bay Area birds. And she …Read More »
By Toni Mester
Berkeley old-timers remember when Cesar Chavez Park was a dump, the last of the active East Bay landfills. It would cost nothing to leave a truckload of trash on a smelly mound, surrounded by thousands of circling gulls. After the dump closed in 1983, the 90 acres on San Francisco Bay were capped and sealed and g…Read More »
By Ilana DeBare
Lou Ann Roth and her husband Scott heard some splashing last month outside their condo on the northwest shore of Alameda. When they went out on their deck to investigate, they saw a large bird frantically flapping in the water near a neighbor’s dock.
Looking more closely, they realized it was an Osprey en…Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
Meet at the large spherical cage near the Nature Center at Perkins and Bellevue. We …Read More »