Take the plunge – Birdathon 2015!


April brings great springtime birding… as well as Birdathon, Golden Gate Audubon’s biggest fundraiser and FUN-raiser of the year.

Sign up today for one of 24 special guided birding trips. Choose from behind-the-scenes tours of the Oakland Zoo or Hayward Shoreline… a demonstration of mist netting by Point Blue scientists… a photography “Big Day” … or other great trips to the San Mateo coast, Las Gallinas ponds, the Kensington Hills, and more. New this year: a Birds and Wine trip to the best birding spots in Sonoma County, paired with private tastings at premium wineries!

Then, once you’ve chosen your trip… get friends and family to sponsor you with donations, like a walkathon. Or make a donation yourself. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for Bay Area bird conservation and environmental education. Together we can make it happen!

Everyone who raises $100 or more will receive a free Birdathon 2015 t-shirt with our Long-billed Curlew logo.

Click here for a list of Birdathon trips or here for info on Birdathon in general.

What's New?


A surprising Birdathon star

By Ilana DeBare

You might think that the top Birdathon fundraiser would be an experienced birder. You might think that he or she would be an experienced fundraiser.

You’d be wrong!

Berkeley resident Bonnie Ng knocked the Birdathon ball out of the park in 2014, raising a whopping $2,480 to support Bay Area birds. And she …

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Cesar Chavez Park: Birding Hotspot

By Toni Mester

Berkeley old-timers remember when Cesar Chavez Park was a dump, the last of the active East Bay landfills. It would cost nothing to leave a truckload of trash on a smelly mound, surrounded by thousands of circling gulls. After the dump closed in 1983, the 90 acres on San Francisco Bay were capped and sealed and g…

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Alameda neighbors rescue Osprey from fishing line

By Ilana DeBare 

Lou Ann Roth and her husband Scott heard some splashing last month outside their condo on the northwest shore of Alameda. When they went out on their deck to investigate, they saw a large bird frantically flapping in the water near a neighbor’s dock.

Looking more closely, they realized it was an Osprey en…

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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.)