Great Egret by Rick Lewis

Renew or join Golden Gate Audubon

for 2015!


Check one item off of your end-of-the-year to-do list by renewing your Golden Gate Audubon membership now for 2015!

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Enjoy a full year of GGAS benefits —  The Gull newsletter, free admission to our Speaker Series, discounts on our terrific birding classes, over 100 birding field trips, plus the satisfaction of being part of a community that loves Bay Area birds and works to protect them. Whether you’re a new first-time member or a longtime returning member, it’s YOUR support and participation that will allow us to continue to be the Bay Area’s leading advocate for birds during 2015.

Join or renew easily and securely online at a membership level of your choice, starting at a $35 general membership or $25 for students/seniors. Want to maximize your impact? Consider joining as a Wildlife Guardian, with an automatic and tax-deductible monthly credit card payment of $10, $20, or $30.

Plus… renew now and we won’t have to waste more paper and postage sending you a reminder letter!



What's New?


Bird Tongues

By Nancy Johnston

Birders quickly learn to use bird bills to help identify species. Bird tongues, if we could easily see them, would also be helpful in identifying species. This blog is to whet your tongue about bird tongues and highlight the diversity that evolution has brought to avian tongues.

First, most birds have pre…

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2014 Oakland CBC — great day, no rain

By Ilana DeBare

The Bay Area’s welcome rainstorms let up for 24 hours on Sunday… just long enough for more than 200 birders to have a fabulous Oakland Christmas Bird Count.

Sunday December 14 marked the start of the 115th year of Audubon Christmas Bird Counts, and the 74th such count in Oakland.

Registration in …

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Christmas Bird Count by boat, Part 2

By George Peyton

The longtime skipper of the North Boat, Ed Jepsen, was an excellent sailor and navigator, and even taught classes for the U.S. Coast Guard. However, one day many years ago, we sailed into a phenomenon that could have led to the death of Ed’s then-wife.

It was a clear and cold day for the Oakland Christma…

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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.)