Sign up for the Christmas Bird Count!
Join us for the Christmas Bird Count, the biggest and longest-running citizen science project in the world!
Oakland count: Sunday December 20
San Francisco count: Tuesday December 29
Both experienced and beginning birders are invited to join us. This is the 116th year of this nationwide Audubon tradition, and the 75th year of our Oakland count. Enjoy a fun day of birding, while contributing to our understanding of bird populations. Then come share results at the festive compilation dinner after each count!
For information and registration for each count, see http://goldengateaudubon.org/birding-resources/christmas-bird-counts/.
Registration deadline is December 4 for the Oakland count, and December 11 for SAan Francisco. This year the Oakland count is looking to expand the number of people participating as feeder watchers. Do you have friends in the East Bay with backyard bird feeders? Click here for a flyer you can print and share with them about the count.
Registration is now open for our 2015 Oakland and San Francisco Christmas Bird Counts! Oakland count: Sunday December 20 San Francisco count: Tuesday December 29 Both experienced and beginning birders are invited to join us. This is the 116th year of this nationwide Audubon tradition. Enjoy a fun day of birding, while contributing to our […]Read More »
Hot off the press! Our 2016 Birds of the San Francisco Bay Area photo calendar is now available — featuring stunning bird images by over two dozen of the Bay Area’s best wildlife photographers. An iconic, colorful pair of Red-masked Parakeets atop a San Francisco hill… an intimate glimpse of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers feeding their nestlings… the intense […]Read More »
Identify and enjoy the Birds of Golden Gate Park with our new pocket field guide! Laminated and folding to a size of 8 by 4 inches, this guide won’t get creased or soiled while you’re in the field. It’s perfect for beginning birders, out-of-town visitors to Golden Gate Park, or anyone who doesn’t feel like […]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 list from September 1 through October 15 is now available — including this Mourning Warbler photographed by Mark Rauzon. You can also search or view previous years’ sightings on our year-end spreadsheets. Click here for Observations.Read More »
GOLDEN GATE BIRDER - THE GGAS BLOG
Note: This is the ninth in a series of occasional blog posts by GGAS member George Peyton about his other half Lani Rumbaoa’s effort to see over 600 bird species in the Lower 48 states in 2015.
By George Peyton
When Lani and I returned from Arizona in early August, we knew that was the last place where she could expect to see a …Read More »
By Ilana DeBare
Looking for holiday gifts that will tickle the tail feathers of the birders in your life? Here are some ideas that go beyond the usual binoculars, bird feeders, and field guides. We admit a bias toward buying locally, so we’ve included items by Bay Area artisans wherever possible.
For the field
Binocu…Read More »
This article is reprinted from CityLab, an online journalism site affiliated with The Atlantic magazine.
By John Metcalfe
Walking out my front door a little while ago ago I came face-to-leathery face with a massive bird. It was squatting on the sidewalk like it owned the space, while a child sketched it from a few feet away. …Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont
Sunday, November 29, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Maureen Lahiff, MLahiff@aol.com, 510.484.6529
Coyote Hills is a favorite birding site because of its variety of habitats – marsh, grasslands, and the trees of Hoot Hollow. We’ll …Read More »