Birdathon is Back
and it’s bigger than ever!
Back by popular demand, Golden Gate Audubon will be hosting Birdathon 2019 this spring. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one-of-a-kind birding trips, contribute to the financial support of GGAS, and spread the word to friends and family about the vital work we do.
Birdathon will be bigger and better this year. To accommodate even more popular trips, we’ll be starting March 22nd, 2019 and will schedule trips through May 17th. You will also have the opportunity to bid online for unique, private experiences like a Falconry Demonstration for a group of four, or Birding by Air in a private plane!
Golden Gate Audubon field trips are free during most of the year. But because Birdathon is our main fundraiser, we ask everyone joining a Birdathon trip to become a peer fundraiser or to make a personal donation.
Why fundraise rather than donate? It’s the magical multiplier effect. If 200 people each donate $50 to go on a trip, it generates $10,000. But if those same 200 people each raise $500 from family and friends…Golden Gate Audubon receives $100,000 to protect Bay Area birds! And top fundraisers will win great prizes like weekend getaways to top birding spots. We will happily provide tips and one-to-one support to help you fundraise.
Visit our web site at goldengateaudubon.org/birdathon2019/ and watch for details on trips, registrations, peer fundraising pages, links to the online auction, and prizes for top fundraisers. Registration opens February 1st.
Mark your calendars now!
Top fundraisers will win prizes such as vacation stays in Mendocino or the Sierra. Plus this year we have a special prize of Pentax 10×43 binoculars, donated by Out of This World Optics, for the top first-time Birdathon fundraiser!
And you won’t want to miss these celebrations when Birdathon 2019 comes to a close.
Flights of Fancy: A Musical Celebration of Birds
Saturday, May 18, 7:30 pm
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
$20 minimum donation
Berkeley’s Gallimaufry Chamber Chorus presents this concert as a benefit for GGAS with bird-themed music from the Middle Ages & the Renaissance, as well as traditional songs and ballads. Directed by Shira Kammen,
this 22+ voice choir will be joined by local musicians Letitia Berlin and Frances Blaker.
Birdathon Garden Party and Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
$20 minimum ticket price
Join us for our fun-filled Birdathon 2019 Awards Celebration. Mingle with birding friends, share Birdathon stories, and enjoy boutique wines and gourmet appetizers at a stunning Oakland Hills home surrounded by dramatic views of Chabot Regional Park. And of course find out the grand prize winners of Birdathon 2019.
Everyone is welcome, whether you were able to go on a Birdathon trip or not. If you raise $500, you’ll get free admission to both celebrations! Or raise $1000 and get free admission for yourself and a companion.
Need help signing up or creating your fundraising page? Or are you shy about fundraising? We can help! Email Ilana for fundraising help/advice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Related Pages
List of Birdathon Fundraisers (Participants)— find your page or a friend’s page
Birdathon 2019 Corporate Sponsors
Thank you to our corporate sponsors for their generous support of Bay Area wildlife through Birdathon.
There’s still time to become a corporate sponsor! For information on sponsorship levels and benefits, contact Leslie at email@example.com
Golden Gate Audubon engages people to experience the wonder of birds and translate that wonder into action; and protect native bird populations and their habitats.
We have played leadership roles in the preservation of Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland and Audubon Canyon Ranch in Bolinas, protection of raptors at the Altamont Pass wind farm, and are currently working to protect endangered California Least Terns, threatened Snowy Plovers and many other Bay Area birds. Our Eco-Education program introduces 700 low-income elementary school students and their families to wildlife and ecosystems each year.