What are your dreams for Golden Gate Audubon’s next century? September 19, 2017

Posted by Ilana DeBare in GGAS Centennial, Golden Gate Audubon

By Ilana DeBare

Yesterday we printed quotes from our volunteers about what they most appreciate about Golden Gate Audubon Society. Today we’re sharing other responses from the Centennial survey that our volunteers filled out last year — about what they hope and envision for our next century.

Do these statements strike a chord with you? Do you have other or different ideas? Please leave a comment

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What do you love about Golden Gate Audubon? September 18, 2017

Posted by Ilana DeBare in GGAS Centennial, Golden Gate Audubon

By Ilana DeBare

Last year, while planning for our Centennial exhibit, we conducted a survey of our most active volunteers to learn what they felt was unique about Golden Gate Audubon Society. Their responses helped us shape the exhibit.

Now, as we enter the final months of our Centennial year, it seems an opportune moment to share some of their answers with you. Today we’re featuring responses about…

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Presidio of San Francisco: Birding Hotspot September 10, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Birding Hotspots

By Alan Hopkins

With a bird list of more than 200 species, the Presidio has become a beloved site for Bay Area birdwatchers. The area has diverse habitats: ocean, bay, marsh, riparian, woodland, and more.

Founded in 1776, the Presidio was a military installation established first by the Spanish and held briefly by the Mexican Government. Then in 1846, after the Mexican American War, the Presidio became a …

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Burrowing Owl docents start their 11th season September 5, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Birding, Conservation, Golden Gate Audubon

By Della Dash

Everyone loves Burrowing Owls… once they actually see one.

As Burrowing Owl docents with Golden Gate Audubon Society, we get the added thrill of helping people see their first owl and learn more about them. We’re monitoring owls, and creating owl allies!

GGAS will hold its annual training for Burrowing Owl docent volunteers this month, on Saturday, September 23. You’re invited to join…

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How birds handle hot weather September 2, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Birding

By Bob Lewis

With our temperature climbing this week, some of us are wondering how birds deal with elevated temperatures. Remember, they’re sitting inside a feather quilt. A review of Cornell’s Handbook of Bird Biology and a bit of personal experience provide some clues.

Like mammals, birds control their core body temperature in a fairly narrow range. For birds, that range is usually 39-43 degrees …

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