|Clapper Rail and chicks at Bolsa Chica reserve in southern California / Photo by Rick Lewis
Support birds this summer – and make your gift go twice as far
We were thrilled to see this photo of a Clapper Rail and its chicks, even if it was taken far from us in southern California. Clapper Rails are not just endangered but famously shy, so this image by Rick Lewis offers a priceless view.
Golden Gate Audubon works year-round to ensure the survival of at-risk birds like this Clapper Rail. We successfully fought to conserve Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland, one of the main Bay Area habitats for Clapper Rails. Today our volunteers continue to restore native plants to the area, and our Eco-Education program takes Oakland schoolchildren there to learn about wildlife and conservation.
This summer you have a wonderful opportunity to support Bay Area birds like the Clapper Rail — and make your gift go twice as far. A generous anonymous donor has offered to match all donations made before September 15, up to a total of $20,000. You will receive a tax deduction… every dollar you give will become $2 … and Bay Area birds will benefit!
Expand your life list and your horizons through birding travel with Golden Gate Audubon! Our 2015 travel program includes guided trips to top birding destinations such as Panama, Northern Colombia, Taiwan, Newfoundland, Alaska, Texas, Arizona, and Oregon.
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Join our Eco-Education staff for family-friendly bird walks on weekday evenings and weekends this summer! All events are free, geared to kids, and led by staff members Marissa Ortega-Welch or Anthony DeCicco, sometimes with other expert birders. They include two …Read More »
The new edition of The Gull newsletter for Summer 2014 is now available online. Read it to learn how the future of many bird species in San Francisco depends upon a strong Natural Areas Program.
Also get the …Read More »
Take care of trees — without hurting birds! Check out our new brochure Healthy Trees, Healthy Birds for tips on how to trim your trees and bushes without damaging nests and birds.
Learn the best time of year to trim …Read More »
GOLDEN GATE BIRDER - THE GGAS BLOG
Golden Gate Audubon is part of the Bay Area Osprey Coalition, a new group working to protect and educate the public about the growing number of Ospreys nesting along San Francisco Bay. We co-sponsored the second annual SF Bay Osprey Festival in June at Mare Island (Vallejo), and are working to encourage bayside property ow…Read More »
By Phila Rogers
I don’t think I could have written these words even two months ago because I was still unreconciled to my move to Santa Barbara. This is NOT my home, I would have told you. And then I would begin my rant. Where are the robins to sing up the dawn? Where are the chickadees chattering in the oaks, or the Great-horned …Read More »
By Anthony DeCicco
Imagine you are a Golden-crowned Sparrow. You hatched in 2013 on the shrubby lowland tundra of Middleton Island, about 80 miles off the coast of Alaska. You were banded on September 15 of the same year, and eventually you make your natural journey southward along the Pacific Flyway.
You stop along fore…Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
Meet at the Nature Area parking lot, near the Environmental Education Center and Little Farm. Today’s Bird Biographies: Goldfinches …Read More »