|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:
Just announced — our lineup of amazing international birding tours for 2016! Make this the year to fulfill your travel dreams. Explore the birds of the Amazon rain forest. View African elephants, lions, vultures and Secretary Birds on safari. Make new friends while sighting Elegant Trogons and Vermilion Flycatchers in southeastern Arizona. And more…. Our […]Read More »
NEW CLASS! September is a great time to see the invertebrates of Oakland’s Lake Merritt, as the waters are clear and many of the seasonal sea slugs have just finished laying their eggs masses. Instructor Damon Tighe will take you through a brief history of the tidal mudflat including a prospectus on its future now that […]Read More »
Want to share your love of birds and nature with other people ? Volunteer with Golden Gate Audubon’s youth or adult education programs in 2015-16! We’re holding trainings during September for volunteering with either our award-winning Eco-Education program in elementary schools, or our Burrowing Owl docent program in Berkeley. Eco-Education Our Eco-Ed program works throughout […]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 July 2015 list is now available — including this Rose-breasted Grosbeak feeding its chick photographed by Joe Morlan. 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
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
Wednesday, September 2, 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Harry Fuller, 503-474-7371, email@example.com
There should be a good number of peeps, godwits, willets, plovers, and other mud-lovers in view. We’ll meet at west end of Buchanan Street west …Read More »