In a rush to double their gifts? / Western Grebes by Bob Lewis

Help win matching funds for Bay Area birds – now through Labor Day! 


Generous donors have offered to match every gift to Golden Gate Audubon this summer through Labor Day, up to a total of $14,000. That means every dollar you give will become two dollars working on behalf of Bay Area birds!


Your tax-deductible gift will help us advocate on behalf of Bay Area birds, restore essential habitat, and educate youth and adults about the beauty and importance of Bay Area wildlife. Some examples:

  • $30 provides two native yellow bush lupine plants for bees and songbirds at Pier 94, our shoreline habitat restoration site.
  • $100 buys a microscope so our Eco-Education students can study Bay organisms that sustain birds and other wildlife.
  • $500 produces a training curriculum for local architects to learn bird-safe building considerations.
  • $1,500 funds an educational campaign for wide audiences on an important issue,  such as keeping cats indoors.

If you’ve donated to our summer matching-gift campaign already, THANK YOU! And if you haven’t donated yet… summer isn’t really over until Labor Day. :-)

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Birding South Texas with Golden Gate Audubon

By Steve and Carol Lombardi

In April, we joined five other Golden Gate Audubon Society members on a nine-day birding adventure to the South Texas coast and the lower Rio Grande Valley. Eddie Bartley and Noreen Weeden of NatureTrip, both longtime GGAS members, were our excellent, well-organized guides.

The South Texas co…

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Time to celebrate shorebird migration!

By Maureen Lahiff and Linda Carloni

Migration is always a natural wonder, whether of songbirds or Monarch butterflies or herds of caribou, but shorebird migration, following patterns from the Pleistocene, is truly an event to be noticed and treasured.

Now there’s even a special day to celebrate it – World Shorebird

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Trash cans become bird art in Oakland

By Ilana DeBare

They started out as boring, nondescript, too-often-ignored trash cans.

But now they are bright spots of bird art in downtown Oakland!

A neighborhood group in Old Oakland is in the middle of a campaign to spruce up their street-corner garbage cans with mosaics featuring Bay Area birds.

So far, artist Juan Lo…

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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.)