Last year's Birdathon Awards Celebration / Photo by Peter Maiden

Sign up now for the Birdathon Awards Celebration on May 18


Join us for our fun-filled Birdathon Awards Celebration, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday May 18th. Mingle with birding friends, share Birdathon stories, and enjoy gourmet appetizers, boutique wines, and Linden Street artisan beer on tap at a stunning Oakland Hills home surrounded by dramatic views of Chabot Regional Park.

And of course find out the grand prize winners of Birdathon 2014!

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Special features this year include an exhibit of bird paintings by Oakland artist Rita Sklar, optics demos by Steve White of Woodland Hills Cameras & Telescopes, door prizes including an original Keith Hansen owl illustration, a slide show of Birdathon trip highlights, and a expert-led tour focused on Gardening for Wildlife.

See our Birdathon Awards Celebration page for details. Ticket prices start at $35 (or $20 for students). Deadline to sign up is May 8th.


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Arroyo Viejo Creek becomes an outdoor classroom


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Cal Bears in birding action


By Ilana DeBare

Ten birding Bears! Four song-filled hours! Sixty-four species!

But alas, no victory.

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Manage your GGAS membership online!

Now you can manage all your GGAS business online — renew your membership, update your contact information, view past donations, or sign up for events such as classes, Birdathon or the Christmas Bird Count. Click on to access your account. (You’ll need to create a login name and password if you don’t have one already. If you forget your password, click on the “forgot your password” link.)