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Gull at the Farallon Islands. Photo by Annie Schmidt.

Birds on the Farallones

Thursday, January 19 in Berkeley

The Farallon Islands, a National Wildlife Refuge, are legally part of the city of San Francisco but remain a truly wild place. The islands host the largest seabird colony in the contiguous United States, along with significant populations of marine wildlife like seals, sea lions, and white shark. For almost 50 years, Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes Bird Observatory) has conducted monitoring, research, and conservation efforts on the islands. Learn about island wildlife and research, and how the Farallones can help us understand ecosystem change.

Guest speaker Russ Bradley is the Farallon program leader and a senior scientist for Point Blue Conservation Science. He has spent over 1,600 days on the Farallon Islands.

This is the first in a number of Centennial-year speakers on issues deeply entwined with Golden Gate Audubon Society’s history. GGAS’s very first conservation campaign in the late 1910s and early 1920s involved stopping oil tankers from dumping contaminated ballast water near the Farallones.

Date:   Thursday, January 19

Time:   6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. program

Place:  Northbrae Community Church
             941 The Alameda (between Solano & Marin) – Berkeley

Cost:    Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members

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