Hatching strategies – when and why? May 29, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Birding

By Daryl Anne Goldman

It’s breeding season — an opportunity for birders to watch courtship rituals, nest building, eggs hatching, and parents caring for their chicks. It’s fascinating how much diversity there is among species in the number of eggs in a clutch, what the newly hatched chicks look like, and how dependent or mobile chicks are after hatching.

Did you ever wonder why the eggs of songbirds…

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Centennial exhibit comes to Oakland May 25, 2017

Posted by GGAS in GGAS Centennial, Golden Gate Audubon

By Ilana DeBare

On the road again… to Oakland!

After a month’s hiatus for Birdathon, Golden Gate Audubon Society’s traveling Centennial exhibit has returned to public view, now at Oakland’s City Hall complex.

The main Centennial exhibit of 14 colorful panels is open during business hours in the lobby of the city’s Dalziel Building until July 7.  In addition, we have …

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Birdathon 2017 – it’s a wrap! May 18, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Golden Gate Audubon

By Ilana DeBare

Golden Gate Audubon Society just wrapped up another successful Birdathon — great trips, great birds, and a great deal of money raised to protect Bay Area wildlife.

Birdathon 2017 culminated with a festive garden party on Saturday, May 13, where we announced winners of the birding and fundraising prizes, as well as the local heroes being honored with our annual Elsie Roemer Conservation…

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Congratulations, it’s an Osprey chick! May 12, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Conservation, Golden Gate Audubon

By Ilana DeBare

Mother’s Day came early on top of the Whirley Crane — with the Osprey pair at the center of our live nest cam hatching their first chick early Friday morning!

Rosie, the mother, was on the nest in the early morning hours as the first of two eggs hatched over a period of about nine hours. When the chick had pecked its way partly out of the shell, she picked up the discarded top half of the …

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Top ten reasons to be a citizen-advocate May 10, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Conservation

Audubon members are great at being citizen-scientists!  No one lets their lack of a PhD stop them from contributing to the understanding of birds through Christmas Bird Counts, breeding bird surveys, and other field work.

But protecting the birds we love takes more than citizen-scientists. We also need citizen-advocates… people who care about California wildlife and are willing to convey that…

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