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Come to our Holiday Open House!
Friday December 13
Celebrate the holiday season with old birding friends (or make some new birding friends!) at our Holiday Open House on Friday December 13, from 5 to 8 pm. Enjoy snacks and beverages, view prints and notecards by some of the talented photographers who contributed to our 2014 Birds of the SF Bay Area calendar, and maybe win a prize in the free raffle.
We’re celebrating together with the other nonprofits in our building, including the Sierra Club and Ecology Center. Stop by their offices too for more snacks, music and activities. The Ecology Center is collected winter coats for the homeless. If you have a gently-worn coat or jacket, bring it and drop it off with them!
Bonus: David Rice will be signing copies of his new book, Why We Bird, from 5:30 until 7 pm! Pick up a copy or two as gifts for the birders in your life. You can read a sample on our blog (below.)
We’re at 2530 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, at the corner of Dwight. There’s free parking on side streets like Blake and Parker. Hope you can join us!
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This is an excerpt from Why We Bird, a new book published this month by Golden Gate Audubon Society.
By David C. Rice
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