Our 2017 Birds of the Bay Area photo calendar is now available!

Bring the beauty of Bay Area birds into your home or office every day with our 2017 Birds of the Bay Area photo calendar! Enjoy stunning photos of hummingbirds, owls, woodpeckers, shorebirds, warblers and more by dozens of the Bay Area’s most talented wildlife photographers. This special edition of the calendar marks Golden Gate Audubon Society’s Centennial year. (We were founded in 1917!)

At just $20 plus tax/shipping, the calendar makes a great holiday gift for anyone who loves nature! Pick one up at our Berkeley office or our monthly Speaker Series. Or view some sample pages and order conveniently and securely online:


The cover photo by Verne Nelson shows water birds feasting during a herring run — a classic S.F. Bay phenomenon. Thank you to all the photographers who contributed their work! All proceeds benefit Golden Gate Audubon’s conservation and education programs.


What's New?


Crissy Lagoon: Birding Hotspot

By David Assmann

Crissy Field Lagoon at dawn on a sunny day is the epitome of tranquility – herons and egrets feeding in a pristine lagoon with the Golden Gate Bridge perched majestically in the background. Seeing this birding jewel today, it can be hard to visualize its many previous incarnations, which included time…

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Arctic Refuge: Summer home for our birds

Editor’s Note: Autumn brings the return of many beloved Bay Area birds like White-crowned Sparrows. Where have they been all summer? This article by an Audubon Alaska staffer provides a vivid glimpse not just of where they go, but of the native people who welcome them there… and why we need to protect their summer

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Osprey nesting success at Alameda Point

By Richard Bangert

Location, location, location! But for a fenced-off dilapidated navigation light stand on a jetty at the Seaplane Lagoon, Ospreys would not have had a successful nesting season at Alameda Point in 2016.

In late August, two adult Ospreys took flight from their Seaplane Lagoon perch for parts unknown with…

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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.)