Alaska: Breeding Grounds for the Flyway
Did you know that Alaska supports more than 80 percent of all the seabirds nesting in the United States? And that close to a third of the world’s shorebird species come to Alaska to breed?
Join us on Thursday May 16 in Berkeley to hear Nils Warnock, executive director of Audubon Alaska, talk about the many ways that Alaska is important to different bird populations. He’ll show how Alaska’s birds migrate to all continents and will highlight the conservation work that Audubon is doing n the Arctic and Tongass National Forest.Date: Thursday May 16 Time: 7 pm refreshments, 7:30 program Place: Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley Cost: Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members
Sign up now for an unforgettable, only-in-the-Bay-Area experience — the annual Return of the Terns bus tour!
Each year, a colony of endangered California Least Terns returns to nest on the tarmac of the old Alameda naval air base. The …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 »
Treat yourself to a dose of avian inspiration with the beautiful bird photographs of Diana Rebman and Roseanne Smith!
Opening on Saturday April 13th with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., the show will run through June 6th at …Read More »
Want a closer and more personal view of California Least Terns than most people in the world will ever have? Want to help protect this at-risk species? Become a Tern Watch volunteer!
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is offering …Read More »
GOLDEN GATE BIRDER - THE GGAS BLOG
By Corny Foster
If you are walking the north end of Crissy Field beach in the Presidio, you can easily mistake a Western Snowy Plover for one more ripple of sand. Camouflage helps the plovers evade predators. It is also the reason that few people know the birds are there until they almost step on them!
Luckily, there are some pe…Read More »
By Ilana DeBare
It’s been one full year since we started this Golden Gate Birder blog!
In that time, our busy and talented members have written posts about grebe courtship at Clear Lake; Bald Eagle nest monitoring at Lake Chabot; falcon nesting drama in downtown San Francisco; birding in the style of a native Miwok …Read More »
San Francisco photographer Sharon Beals will be a guest exhibitor at our Birdathon Awards Dinner on Sunday May 19th. Sharon is the author of Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them, published by Chronicle Books. For the nests in her book, she turned to the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Muse…Read More »
Upcoming Field Trips
Briones Regional Park Second Friday Birdwalk, May 10, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30
Alan Kaplan (510) 526-7609 or LNKPLN@earthlink.net
Meet at 8:30am at the Bear Creek Staging Area entrance to Briones Regional Park (not EBMUD). Drive straight past the kiosk …Read More »