|Clapper Rail and chicks at Bolsa Chica reserve in southern California / Photo by Rick Lewis
Support birds this summer – and make your gift go twice as far
We were thrilled to see this photo of a Clapper Rail and its chicks, even if it was taken far from us in southern California. Clapper Rails are not just endangered but famously shy, so this image by Rick Lewis offers a priceless view.
Golden Gate Audubon works year-round to ensure the survival of at-risk birds like this Clapper Rail. We successfully fought to conserve Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland, one of the main Bay Area habitats for Clapper Rails. Today our volunteers continue to restore native plants to the area, and our Eco-Education program takes Oakland schoolchildren there to learn about wildlife and conservation.
This summer you have a wonderful opportunity to support Bay Area birds like the Clapper Rail — and make your gift go twice as far. A generous anonymous donor has offered to match all donations made before September 15, up to a total of $20,000. You will receive a tax deduction… every dollar you give will become $2 … and Bay Area birds will benefit!
Join our Eco-Education staff for family-friendly bird walks on weekday evenings and weekends this summer! All events are free, geared to kids, and led by staff members Marissa Ortega-Welch or Anthony DeCicco, sometimes with other expert birders. They include two …Read More »
The new edition of The Gull newsletter for Summer 2014 is now available online. Read it to learn how the future of many bird species in San Francisco depends upon a strong Natural Areas Program.
Also get the …Read More »
Take care of trees — without hurting birds! Check out our new brochure Healthy Trees, Healthy Birds for tips on how to trim your trees and bushes without damaging nests and birds.
Learn the best time of year to trim …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 June 2014 list is now available — including this Chestnut-sided Warbler photographed byJerry Ting. You can …Read More »
GOLDEN GATE BIRDER - THE GGAS BLOG
By Phila Rogers
I don’t think I could have written these words even two months ago because I was still unreconciled to my move to Santa Barbara. This is NOT my home, I would have told you. And then I would begin my rant. Where are the robins to sing up the dawn? Where are the chickadees chattering in the oaks, or the Great-horned …Read More »
By Anthony DeCicco
Imagine you are a Golden-crowned Sparrow. You hatched in 2013 on the shrubby lowland tundra of Middleton Island, about 80 miles off the coast of Alaska. You were banded on September 15 of the same year, and eventually you make your natural journey southward along the Pacific Flyway.
You stop along fore…Read More »
By Jack Dumbacher
I have little doubt that as long as there are people to watch them, there will always be some birds to watch. But as birders, we understand that just seeing birds is not enough – we want diversity. It is not enough to have a life list of one species that you’ve seen really well. We want a long life list with man…Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
We’ll start at 10:00 in an attempt to time the high tide roost at Frank’s Dump. Meet …Read More »