|Great Egret by Rick Lewis
Renew or join Golden Gate Audubon
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 birding classes, over 100 birding field trips, plus the satisfaction of being part of a community that loves Bay Area birds and works to protect them. Whether you’re a new first-time member or a longtime returning member, it’s YOUR support and participation that will allow us to continue to be the Bay Area’s leading advocate for birds during 2015.
Join or renew easily and securely online at a membership level of your choice, starting at a $35 general membership or $25 for students/seniors. Want to maximize your impact? Consider joining as a Wildlife Guardian, with an automatic and tax-deductible monthly credit card payment of $10, $20, or $30.
Plus… renew now and we won’t have to waste more paper and postage sending you a reminder letter!
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!
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Some generous friends of Golden Gate Audubon have offered to MATCH all donations made through December 31st, up to a total of $16,000! This means that if you include GGAS in your year-end giving, your donation is not only tax-deductible …Read More »
Give yourself the gift of a bird-filled year… with our 2015 Birds of the SF Bay Area photo calendar!
The soaring power of a Peregrine Falcon in front of the Bay Bridge…the alert yellow eyes of young Great Horned …Read More »
Our 74th Oakland Christmas Bird Count took place on Sunday December 14: Read about it on our blog! The SF count will be on Tuesday December 30. Registration for the count is now closed, but we can still use …Read More »
GOLDEN GATE BIRDER - THE GGAS BLOG
By Nancy Johnston
Birders quickly learn to use bird bills to help identify species. Bird tongues, if we could easily see them, would also be helpful in identifying species. This blog is to whet your tongue about bird tongues and highlight the diversity that evolution has brought to avian tongues.
First, most birds have pre…Read More »
By Ilana DeBare
The Bay Area’s welcome rainstorms let up for 24 hours on Sunday… just long enough for more than 200 birders to have a fabulous Oakland Christmas Bird Count.
Sunday December 14 marked the start of the 115th year of Audubon Christmas Bird Counts, and the 74th such count in Oakland.
Registration in …Read More »
By George Peyton
The longtime skipper of the North Boat, Ed Jepsen, was an excellent sailor and navigator, and even taught classes for the U.S. Coast Guard. However, one day many years ago, we sailed into a phenomenon that could have led to the death of Ed’s then-wife.
It was a clear and cold day for the Oakland Christma…Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
The Rose Garden is located 700 Jean Street, which is near Grand …Read More »