There’s a tropicbird under my bed! August 22, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Birding, International Birding

By Eric Schroeder

This past spring I spent some time following the progress of a Brewer’s Blackbird family that built a nest on my horse trailer.  That concern was part of my larger interest in breeding birds, one cultivated by the Master Birding Program co-sponsored by Golden Gate Audubon Society that I completed last year. But this summer, when I went to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to dive, I had…

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Tiny nest box camera = big schoolyard excitement August 14, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Nature Education

By Ilana DeBare

You’re probably seen our amazingly intimate video feed from an Osprey nest on the Richmond shoreline — the first live Osprey nest cam in the Bay Area.

But the Osprey video feed wasn’t our only peek into avian family life this year.

Golden Gate Audubon Society’s Eco-Education program used tiny digital cameras to give kids a close-up view of eggs and chicks inside schoolyard…

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Farallon Islands through the centuries August 8, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Conservation, GGAS Centennial, Golden Gate Audubon

Editor’s Note: The Farallon Islands have been part of Golden Gate Audubon Society’s history since our founding a century ago in 1917. Today they face a new threat as the Trump Administration considers paring back the surrounding National Marine Sanctuary to allow oil drilling. This is a reprint of a story that ran in The Gull newsletter ten years ago as part of our 90th anniversary celebrations.

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From bird lover to bird lobbyist (for a day) August 3, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Conservation, Golden Gate Audubon

By Janet McGarry

Like most nature lovers, I am alarmed and outraged at Trump’s efforts to dismantle environmental regulations and policies. So when I read on Golden Gate Audubon Society’s Facebook page about Audubon California’s Advocacy Day on June 8th, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to take action rather than despair and rage. Spending a day in Sacramento would be a small sacrifice in light…

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Oakland herons released at MLK Shoreline July 29, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Birding, Conservation, Golden Gate Audubon

By Ilana DeBare

Our three-way heron rescue partnership with International Bird Rescue and Oakland Zoo paid inspiring dividends again on Friday, when 19 young herons and egrets were released into thriving marsh habitat at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline.

There is hardly anything more uplifting than witnessing the release of wild birds that had been threatened with death, rescued, and nursed…

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