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's New?


A California birder in chilly Minnesota

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…

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Launching a Big Year

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

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Celebrating MLK Jr. Day at MLK Jr. Shoreline

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…

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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.)