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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. Tags: Centennial, Golden Gate Audubon Society, volunteers.

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 and share your thoughts!


What do you think

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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. Tags: Golden Gate Audubon Society, volunteers.

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 what people appreciate about GGAS. Tomorrow we’ll…

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From bird lover to bird lobbyist (for a day) August 3, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Conservation, Golden Gate Audubon. Tags: Audubon California, Audubon California Advocacy Day, Golden Gate Audubon Society.

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 of how much I love birdwatching and enjoy Audubon…

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Chalking the wonder of birds at the Presidio July 11, 2017

Posted by GGAS in GGAS Centennial, Golden Gate Audubon. Tags: bird art, chalk art, GGAS Centennial, GGAS Centennial Exhibit, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Presidio, Presidio birds, Presidio Trust.

By Ilana DeBare

Our traveling Centennial exhibit arrives at the Presidio this week — heralded by 20 very large, very colorful, and somewhat dusty birds.

Chalk birds.

A bevy of artists gathered last Saturday to create sidewalk chalk images of birds of the Presidio, in a celebration of our Centennial co-sponsored by the Presidio Trust.

Pigeon Guillemot. Anna’s Hummingbird. Black Phoebe. Violet-green Swallow…. all present and accounted…

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Eco-Ed students discover wild San Francisco June 26, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Golden Gate Audubon, Nature Education. Tags: Bayshore Elementary School, Eco-Ed, Eco-Education, Glen Park, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Islais Creek, nature education.

By Sharon Beals

An energetic and slightly raucous hike up the trail through the canyon was just what the classroom of fourth graders from Bayshore Elementary in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood needed after their morning bus ride to Glen Park.

The air was fresh, newly green willows blazed, and Islais Creek was brimming. In no time Anthony DeCicco, Golden Gate Audubon Society’s Eco-Education organizer, leader, and magician, was …

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Greater Sage-Grouse on their lek: unforgettable experience June 20, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Birding, Golden Gate Audubon. Tags: Birdathon, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Great Sage-Grouse, lek, Sage-Grouse.

By Maureen Lahiff

On a Golden Gate Audubon Society trip in late March, an early adventure as part of Birdathon 2017, we had a long, full day of birding on Saturday and a wonderful morning on Sunday. We visited a number of areas around Susanville (Lassen County), and then caravanned to Honey Lake, Jack’s Valley, and Eagle Lake. We saw almost 90 species, including wintering geese, ducks, and other water birds; six hawks and both Golden and Bald Eagles; and…

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Centennial exhibit comes to Oakland May 25, 2017

Posted by GGAS in GGAS Centennial, Golden Gate Audubon. Tags: GGAS Centennial, GGAS Centennial Exhibit, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Oakland birds, Oakland herons, Oakland wildlife.

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 a photo exhibit of Oakland and Alameda wildlife …

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