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.


What's New?


Lani’s Big Year goes to Florida

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…

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Art Flash Mob for Oakland Herons

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…

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From nursing birds to painting them

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…

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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.)