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.


Woodpeckers of North America


Woodpeckers of North America

Woodpeckers of North America

Paul Bannick
Berkeley: Thursday November 19
7:00 p.m. refreshments, 7:30 p.m. program

Learn about North American woodpecker species through award-winning images, intimate sounds, and stories and observations from the field. Paul Bannick, co-author and photographer of the new book Woodpeckers of North America: A Naturalist’s Guide, will help you distinguish between species by behavior, habitat, and field markings. He will also discuss races of woodpeckers, adaptations to specific habitats, morphology, and cultural ties.

Paul Bannick is an international award-winning photographer, specializing in birds and their habitat. His work has been published by National Geographic, The Smithsonian, The New York Times and Audubon. He will have several of his books available for sale/signing.


No Speaker Series in December due to our Christmas Bird Counts! See you on the third Thursday in January in San Francisco..