PLEASE NOTE: Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on public gatherings, all GGAS field trips have been cancelled through the month of April. We will post any further cancellations as soon as we are alerted of them on our Upcoming Field Trips page. You can also check GGAS Chat for the latest updates as well.
Golden Gate Audubon offers more than 175 annual field trips for birders of all levels. Our trips explore local areas from Golden Gate Park to the East Bay shoreline and hills, as well as such wildlife-rich destinations as California’s Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada.
Local field trips are free, except for any park entrance fees. Advance reservations may be necessary. It is advisable to confirm with the trip leader that a trip will take place as planned, especially if inclement weather is expected. Go to our Upcoming Field Trips page for a list of current field trips. Reports of past field trips can be found here.
Our field trips are just one of the many ways that Golden Gate Audubon connects people with birds. For over 100 years we have been providing critical environmental education, conservation and habitat restoration (currently at 8 Bay Area sites). Our work is supported solely through the commitment of local members, volunteers, and donors. We receive no portion of National Audubon dues. If you are not currently a member, please consider joining now. You can be part of our vital community for as little as $35. It’s quick and easy to sign up on our membership page.
We hope you enjoy our field trips. We invite you to comment about any part of our trips (leadership, venues, schedules). Send an email to email@example.com
For questions about individual field trips, contact the leaders.
And of course, when birding, please refer to our Birding Code of Ethics on best birding practices. Please read below for more information.
GGAS Birding Ethics Statement
The Golden Gate Audubon Society adheres to the Code of Birding Ethics of the American Birding Association and to the National Audubon Society’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography.
Please adhere to these codes whether you are birding by yourself or attending a GGAS or other birding event.
The golden rule of birding: When in doubt, first consider the welfare of the bird. Here are links to both birding ethics codes:
Thanks for being a responsible birder!
We have also started a new chat group where we can post updates to trips and conduct general birding/conservation discussions. Click here to go to the site. Membership is free.