Lake Merritt is the oldest know wildlife refuge in the United States and home to thousands of birds. Many species reside year-round while others migrate through and spend the winter here. You can learn more about these amazing birds and enhance your enjoyment of the lake with some friendly, expert help. Classes are taught by GGAS Eco-Educator, artist, and Oakland resident Clay Anderson.
Please register for our classes online (easy and fast). If you don’t have access to a computer, call our office at (510) 843-2222 and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Classes are designed for adults.
No previous birding or wildlife experience necessary.
CANCELLATION POLICY: As a small organization with limited office staff, it is challenging for us to handle last-minute cancellations. If you need to cancel, we will refund your registration fee if :(1) You withdraw more than two weeks before the start of the class, AND(2) We can fill your spot with someone from the class waiting list.
Please note that there will be a $5 cancellation fee to cover the credit card transaction costs for your sign-up and cancellation.
Nature Journaling in the Heart of Oakland
Class will meet monthly for 10 months, September 2019 – June 2020 on every 2nd Saturday from 8:30 am -10:30 am
( 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13)
Tune into nature with Golden Gate Audubon in the heart of Oakland at the Lake Merritt Rotary Nature Center. Learn the history of nature journaling and discover what nature journaling can mean to you. Sessions will include occasional guest presenters who are advancing the form, free time for journaling, and opportunities for open discussion. Bring your journals and let’s explore nature!
$175 for Golden Gate Audubon Members/Oakland Residents;
$225 for others (includes GGAS membership through 12/2020)
Limited to 12 people. Once the class is full you can register to be on the waiting list.
Register HERE for Nature Journaling
Wintering Birds of Lake Merritt
Saturday, November 9, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. classroom session
Saturday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. – noon guided birdwalk
Lake Merritt is the oldest known Wildlife Refuge in the United States and is home to thousands of resident and migratory birds. Where did they come from and how did they get here? We’ll try to answer these questions, take a closer look at each species, and learn some of the reasons they chose Lake Merritt. This engaging and informative class is designed for non-birders and folks new to birding.
$50 for Golden Gate Audubon Members/Oakland Residents;
$85 for others (includes GGAS membership through 12/2020)
Limited to 20 people. Once the class is full you can register to be on the waitlist.
Register HERE for Wintering Birds of Lake Merritt