Calling all bird photographers!

Share your best photos with other bird lovers in our 2015 Birds of the S.F. Bay Area photo calendar!

Send us your three best photos of Bay Area birds by July 10th.  Photos must be high resolution (printable at 300 dpi at a size of 9 but 12 inches) Include your name, the bird species, where the photo was taken, and any relevant details about the grid or photograph. Please email photos to

Photos must be taken in the nine Bay Area counties — Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, or Solano.

Winning photographers will receive a copy of the calendar and will be honored at a reception in late 2014. Proceeds from the calendar go to support GGAS’ conservation and environmental education programs.

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Bay Area bird photo contest

Our first-ever Birdathon Photo Contest is up and running on Facebook — and will continue throughout the month of April!

Photographers: Submit up to four of your best shots of Bay Area birds taken during the month of April.

Bird lovers (or photography lovers): Vote for your favorite photos! You can vote once each week during April.

See our Photo Contest page on Facebook to submit photos, view photos and vote.

The four winners (one each week) will receive a Golden Gate Audubon baseball cap, an 11×14 color print of their winning photo from Ritz Camera in Rockridge, a $50 Snapfish gift certificate, and recognition at our Birdathon award dinner on May 10th.

Questions? Email Ilana at GGAS.  Or for information on guided bird walks, team competitions and other fun Birdathon events during April, see the Birdathon web site at

And… mark your calendar for the Birdathon Celebration Dinner in Tilden Park on May 10th. We’re excited to announce  Chronicle outdoors columnist Tom Stienstra as the guest speaker, along with a special exhibit/auction of the amazing bird sculptures of Aimee Baldwin.


(Above photo by Mike Baird)