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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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This post is reprinted with permission from the Alameda Point Environmental Report blog.

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By Pipi Ray Diamond

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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 http://www.goldengateaudubon.org/login 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.)