Photo contest for 2014 Birds of the Bay Area calendar is now open!
Our 2013 Birds of the Bay Area wall calendar was such a success that we’re doing it again – and we need your photos!
Submit up to three color photographs of birds taken in the nine-county Bay Area (San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano and Sonoma).
Photos must be high resolution (printable at 300 dpi at a size of 9 by 12 inches). Include your name, the bird species, where the photo was taken, and any relevant details about the bird or photograph. Please email photos to Communications Director Ilana DeBare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners will be chosen by GGAS staff and will receive a copy of the calendar. Submission deadline is July 1st.
Thanks for sharing your work! Proceeds from calendar sales will help GGAS protect birds… and your work will inspire bird lovers throughout 2014.
Join us on Sunday morning June 30th for our second PB&J Birders walk for kids and families!
This easy walk around Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park will allow little birders and their parents/guardians to look for cormorants, mallards, juncos, …Read More »
When you look out your window, why are you so much more likely to see a robin or a sparrow than a Kirtland’s Warbler or a California Condor? Why are some creatures commonplace and others extremely rare? Come hear Eric …Read More »
Golden Gate Audubon has joined a lawsuit aimed at halting the death of migratory Cliff Swallows in netting installed by CalTrans at a highway bridge construction site in Petaluma.
Together with Native Songbird Care and Conservation, the Center for Biological …Read More »
We need your vote! If you’re a member of Golden Gate Audubon, please vote in our 2013 election for our Board of Directors.
Click here to vote online.
You can also vote in person at the Birdathon dinner on May 19 …Read More »
GOLDEN GATE BIRDER - THE GGAS BLOG
By Ilana DeBare
This past Saturday was the annual Return of the Terns celebration and bus tour, the one day each year when the breeding colony of endangered California Least Terns at Alameda Point is open to the public for viewing.
Three busloads of eager tern watchers toured the perimeter of the colony, guided by an expert U…Read More »
By Ilana DeBare
Good news! The City of Oakland just added a set of Bird Safety Measures to its building permit requirements – becoming the third major city in North America to adopt such standards.
Golden Gate Audubon Society approached Oakland city planners and asked them to develop bird safety guidelines last winter. …Read More »
By Phila Rogers
When I fell and broke my right shoulder in April, I felt as if I had lost a wing. With the arm immobilized in a sling, my balance was compromised. I was deprived of my ability to walk safely which meant no bird walks – a loss not willingly accepted during the most active time of year for most birds. So I took to m…Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
Second Friday Birdwalk, EBMUD Inspiration Trail June 14, 2013, 8:30-11:30 Alan Kaplan (510) 526-7609 or LNKPLN@earthlink.net
Meet at Inspiration Point off Wildcat Canyon Road in Tilden Regional Park.
We’ll walk down the nearby EBMUD Inspiration Trail. Birders with EBMUD …Read More »