GGAS At A Glance

Mission: The Golden Gate Audubon Society engages people to:

  • Experience the wonder of birds and translate that wonder into action; and
  • Protect native bird populations and their habitats.

Members:   Over 7,000 paid members

Chapter size:  Ninth biggest Audubon chapter in the U.S.

Area covered: 

San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, Orinda, Moraga, Piedmont, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Kensington, and Treasure Island

Date founded:  1917

Number of field trips:

Over 150 bird walks led by volunteers each year, mostly free and all open to the public.

Number of schools served in our award-winning Eco-Education program:  

Six in Oakland, four in Richmond, two in San Francisco

Number of students served:

  • Over 700 students annually in grades three through six
  • Over 15,000 students and family members since 1999

Habitat restored and maintained:

  • Lead agency for wetlands restoration at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline in Oakland and Pier 94 in San Francisco.
  • We organize monthly volunteer habitat restoration events at a total of eight sites operated by five different public agencies on both sides of the Bay.
  • GGAS advocacy has helped launch restoration projects at the Emeryville Crescent, Berkeley Meadow, Eastshore State Park, Heron’s Head Park, Alameda Wildlife Reserve, and Crissy Field Lagoon.

Christmas Bird Count:

We sponsor Christmas Bird Counts in San Francisco and Oakland as part of National Audubon’s nationwide CBC, the largest and oldest cities science event in the world. Our Oakland count is one of the five largest in North America.

Golden Gate Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, which has 467 local chapters and 450,000 members throughout the U.S.

View our 2014 Annual Report.

View our 2012 Annual Report.

Our 2015 Annual Report is coming soon!