Golden Gate Audubon Archive

Lake Merritt wildlife at risk from A’s stadium plan September 24, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Conservation, Golden Gate Audubon

Editor’s Note: Golden Gate Audubon Society came out in opposition last week to the proposal to relocate the Oakland A’s baseball stadium to a site adjacent to the Lake Merritt Channel, currently owned by the Peralta Community College District. We received prominent news coverage in the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as in the East Bay Times, KGO-TV, and KCBS radio, and we published

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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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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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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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