You too can win a Birdathon t-shirt -- if you sign up for a trip and raise or donate at least $100!

Birdathon 2015 — enjoy birding fun

while raising funds!


We are almost at the start of Birdathon month, April, but there is still time to sign up for one of our amazing Birdathon field trips and help raise $50,000 to protect Bay Area birds! There are still a few spaces available on great trips such as Año Nuevo, Alameda, Kensington Hills, San Francisco, a Photo Big Day, 101 Birds in a Day in the East Bay Parks, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oakland Zoo.

These trips are open to everyone, from beginning to advanced birders. Discover new birds and new birding sites with the help of our expert trip leaders. And along the way, get friends to sponsor you with donations. You’ll make a difference for Bay Area birds… and maybe win an exciting prize such as a two-night stay at a Bolinas vacation home or Costanoa eco-resort! Plus everyone who raises or donates $100 or more will receive one of our Birdathon 2015 t-shirts with the Long-billed Curlew logo.

Click here for a calendar of Birdathon trips. Or click here to sponsor a Birdathon participant. You can also sign up now for our Birdathon Awards Celebration on Sunday May 17 — great fun for everyone, whether or not you were able to go on a trip.


What's New?


Wind company wins three more years of Altamont bird deaths

By Ilana DeBare

Hundreds of Golden Gate Audubon members spoke out on behalf of the birds of Altamont Pass – but it wasn’t enough to stop the Alameda County Board of Supervisors from permitting three more years of unnecessary bird killings by a recalcitrant wind power company.

The Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to let …

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Lani’s Big Year goes to South Texas

By George Peyton

South Texas is a great place to bird, particularly for a Big Year, since it has a number of bird species that are either difficult or impossible to find elsewhere in the United States, from easy-to-find birds like Green Jay or Plain Chachalaca to difficult-to-find species such as Hook-billed Kite.

As part o…

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Speak out to protect Altamont raptors

By Mike Lynes

The Altamont Pass is a problem for birds that just won’t go away. So that makes it a problem for Audubon too – a problem that will come to a head next Tuesday March 24.

While significant progress has been made in reducing bird deaths in the Altamont Pass, one company, Altamont Winds, Inc. (AWI), is trying to ext…

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Manage your GGAS membership online!

Now you can manage all your GGAS business online — renew your membership, update your contact information, view past donations, or sign up for events such as classes, Birdathon or the Christmas Bird Count. Click here to access your account. (You’ll need to create a login name and password if you don’t have one already. If you forget your password, click on the “forgot your password” link.)