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GGAS At A Glance

Mission: The Golden Gate Audubon Society engages people to:

  • Experience the wonder of birds and translate that wonder into action; and
  • Protect native bird populations and their habitats.

Members:                                5,000 paid members

Chapter size:                          Ninth biggest Audubon chapter in the U.S.

Area covered: 

San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, Orinda, Moraga, Piedmont, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Kensington and Treasure Island

Date founded:                         1917

Number of field trips:

Over 100 trips led by volunteers each year, mostly free and all open to the public.

Number of schools served in Eco-Education program:  

Six in Oakland, four in Richmond, two in San Francisco

Number of students served:

  • Over 700 students annually in grades three through six
  • Over 15,000 students and family members since 1999

Habitat restored and maintained:

  • Lead agency for wetlands restoration at Martin LutherKing Jr. Shoreline in Oakland and Pier 94 in San Francisco.
  • Supporting agency for white-crowned sparrow habitat at the bison paddock in Golden Gate Park, and coastal scrub habitat at Land’s End (San Francisco).
  • GGAS advocacy helped launch restoration projects at the Emeryville Crescent, Berkeley Meadow, Eastshore State Park, Heron’s Head Park, and Crissy Field Lagoon.
  • GGAS is currently advocating for creation of a national wildlife refuge at Alameda Point, a key nesting site for endangered California least terns.

Golden Gate Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, which has 467 local chapters and 450,000 members throughout the U.S.

View our 2012 Annual Report.