|Birding along the Oakland shoreline on Martin Luther King Jr. Day / Photo by Ilana DeBare
Make 2015 your year to explore
the world of birds!
Want to deepen your connection with nature? Need an excuse to spend more time outdoors? Want to learn about those little yellow guys who flit around in the bushes in your backyard?
Make 2015 your year to explore the amazing world of birds!
You don’t need to jet off on an African safari to be wowed by the beauty and strangeness of the natural world. It’s all around us — in our yards, parks, even nesting in our street trees. Learn to notice and understand local birds on the many free field trips we offer. Or take a birding class with us: We’ll be posting our spring class schedule soon.
Get your hands happy and dirty restoring habitat along the shoreline or in a park, on one of our monthly volunteer work days. Come to our speaker series — the third Thursday of each month — to see and hear about birds of the world and current conservation issues. Or bring your children to one of our family events, such as our Great Backyard Bird Count for Kids programs on the weekend of February 14-15. (Details coming soon.)
However you choose to get involved, we look forward to getting to know you and sharing our love for the wonderful birds of the Bay Area!
What cool or unusual birds have been seen around the Bay Area? Bruce Mast compiles a list each month for our Observations column.
The November and December 2014 list is now available — including this Scissor-tailed Flycatcher photographed in Half …Read More »
Golden Gate Audubon is seeking a part-time Office Manager to replace our talented, departing Ben Sisson. Work with the collegial staff and volunteers in our Berkeley office, and enjoy knowing that you are making a difference every day for Bay …Read More »
Check one item off of your end-of-the-year to-do list by renewing your Golden Gate Audubon membership now for 2015!
Enjoy a full year of GGAS benefits — The Gull newsletter, free admission to our Speaker Series, discounts on our terrific …Read More »
The new edition of The Gull newsletter for Winter 2015 is now available online. Read it to learn about the start of a new secure era for the nesting colony of endangered California Least Terns at Alameda Point!
Also get …Read More »
GOLDEN GATE BIRDER - THE GGAS BLOG
By Pat Bacchetti
When I told friends that I was going to Minnesota in January, the most common response was “Why on earth would you go there then?!”
I started to have second thoughts as well, as I watched temperatures in Duluth dip below zero, with the wind chill reading hovering around -20F. But as a life-long California…Read More »
By George Peyton
In February, 2005, after reading The Big Year by Mark Obmasick, later made into a popular movie, my other half, Lani Rumbaoa, announced that she intended to do her own Big Year of Birding, but limited to the Lower 48 States rather than all of North America. I thought she was a bit crazy, but when Lani decides …Read More »
By Ilana DeBare
Golden Gate Audubon Society celebrated the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a fitting way at a most fitting location — a day of community service at the Oakland shoreline park that bears his name.
GGAS joined with about 40 volunteers from Outdoor Afro on Monday January 19 for a morning of plan…Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
The …Read More »