Speaker Series

Golden Gate Audubon’s monthly Speaker Series in San Francisco and Berkeley features renowned naturalists, photographers, ornithologists, authors, international travelers, and other fascinating speakers. To cover event costs, we ask non-members for a voluntary donation of $5. Non-members may attend for free if they join that evening. As always, GGAS members are welcome to attend free of charge. Locations are listed on the right side of this page.


Birding in Cuba

Cuban Tody / Photo by Alvaro Jaramillo

Cuban Tody / Photo by Alvaro Jaramillo

Alvaro Jaramillo

Berkeley: Thursday September 17
7:00 p.m. refreshments, 7:30 p.m. program 

As travel to Cuba opens up, Americans are gaining access to a fantastic birding destination. Cuba is safe, birdy, with much protected habitat, and much to be discovered. In fact it may be the place where the Ivory-billed Woodpecker still lives! Alvaro Jaramillo will share some of Cuba’s gorgeous bird life and wildlife biology, as well as its culture.

Born in Chile, Alvaro Jaramillo was trained in ecology with a focus on bird behavior. He is writes the Identify Yourself column in Bird Watcher’s Digest, runs Alvaro’s Adventures birding tour company, and has birded in Cuba on six different occasions.