Wild! In Alameda

The City of Alameda has a rich heritage of wildlife! Learn about and enjoy the birds, mammals, and marine life of this island community this spring through Wild! in Alameda, a series of programs celebrating local wildlife. All ages are welcome!

Register below for the free Alameda Wildlife symposium on Saturday April 9th.

Wildlife Photography Exhibit

Enjoy vivid photographs of birds and other wildlife, all taken in the City of Alameda by 11 talented wildlife photographers. The  exhibit runs from February 28 to May 28, 2016 in the Stafford Meeting Rooms of the Alameda Main Library at 1550 Oak Street in Alameda. Free and available for viewing whenever the library is open – just ask the front desk to open the room. Learning worksheet available at front desk.

Brown Pelican by Rick Lewis
Brown Pelican by Rick Lewis

Featuring photos by: Richard Bangert, Tom Bennett, Eleanor Briccetti, Don Dvorak, Leora Feeney, Allen Hirsch, Bob Lewis, Rick Lewis, Cindy Margulis, Verne Nelson, and Jerry Ting.

Wildlife Symposium

Learn about key Alameda species such as the Harbor Seal, Least Tern, Snowy Plover, and Brown Pelican from local experts, including East Bay Regional Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Symposium takes place on April 9, 2016, 10 a.m. to noon at the Alameda Main Library, Stafford Meeting Rooms. Free and open to the public. Advance registration required. Click below to register online, or call the Golden Gate Audubon office at (510) 843-2222.


Western Bluebird in Alameda, by Rick Lewis
Western Bluebird in Alameda, by Rick Lewis

Wildlife symposium presenters:

  • Richard Bangert – Osprey
  • Tom and Diane Bennett – Western Snowy Plover
  • Michael Charnofsky, East Bay Regional Parks – Western Bluebird
  • Shirley Doell – Peregrine Falcon
  • Susan Euing, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Least Tern
  • Leora Feeney – Brown Pelican
  • Mark Klein – Harbor Seals
  • Cindy Margulis, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Bay Farm Egret Rookery

Wildlife Viewing

Visit key Alameda wildlife viewing areas on the afternoon of Saturday, April 9th. Friendly docents will help you spot wildlife and tell you about what you see! Check back here closer to April 9th for a list of viewing sites and directions.

Harbor Seals in Alameda, by Richard Bangert
Harbor Seals in Alameda, by Richard Bangert


Wild! in Alameda is sponsored by Golden Gate Audubon Society and our Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Refuge committee. Many thanks to our Signature Level sponsor, Alameda Point Partners; our co-sponsor, the Alameda Free Library; and all the contributing photographers.

Questions? Call the Golden Gate Audubon office at (510) 843-2222 or email Linda at lindacarloni@comcast.net.

Get involved! Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Refuge welcomes volunteers in a variety of roles, including at monthly work days helping prepare the nesting area for endangered California Least Terns. See our FAWR page for details.