|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!
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.
Join us on Sunday morning May 4th from 10 a..m. until noon for a PB&J Birders family bird walk at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park!
This easy walk will bring little birders and their parents/guardians along the lake looking …Read More »
Wouldn’t you like to wake up every morning knowing that you’re doing your part to preserve important bird habitat?
We think it’s such an important choice that we’ve organized a Golden Gate Audubon Coffee Club to make buying and enjoying …Read More »
What cool or unusual birds have been seen around the Bay Area? Bruce Mast compiles a list each month for our Observations column.
The March 2014 list is now available — including this Yellow-bellied Sapsucker photographed by Vivek Tiwari. You …Read More »
Golden Gate Audubon participated in the Golden Gate National Parks BioBlitz on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March, 29, 2014.
A BioBlitz is a 24-hour inventory of as many species of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms as can be …Read More »
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This post is reprinted with permission from the Alameda Point Environmental Report blog.
By Richard Bangert
The 9.7-acre nesting area for the endangered California Least Terns at Alameda Point received a new layer of sand this year. Sixty dump truck loads of sand were delivered to the site on the old Navy airfield in March…Read More »
By Maureen Lahiff
This year, we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant and California State Parks with much festivity. But Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove were granted to the State of California in 1864 for “public use, resort, and recreation.”
What was the first area in the U.S. se…Read More »
By Pipi Ray Diamond
On the first day of spring, twenty third-grade students from Oakland Unified School District’s Korematsu Discovery Academy bravely head into the outdoors. They are accompanied by their teacher, several parents, one grandparent, volunteers, and their leaders — Anthony DeCicco and Mariss…Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
Mosquito Ridge Rd., Placer County
Saturday, May 3, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Rusty Scalf, email@example.com; Steve and Carol Lombardi, firstname.lastname@example.org, cell 925/785-0130
We’ll bird Mosquito Ridge Rd. from Foresthill (3,200′ elevation) …Read More »