GGAS in the News


Go Bears! And while you’re at it, spot a warbler – Berkeleyside, March 10, 2014. Story about the first-ever Cal versus Stanford birding competition, as part of our 2014 Birdathon.

GGNRA dog plan offers balance, protection – S.F. Chronicle, Feb. 6, 2014. Opinion piece supporting the proposed GGNRA dog management plan by Executive Director Mike Lynes.

Snowy plovers a welcome surprise at Alameda beach – S.F. Chronicle, January 28, 2014. With quotes from GGAS activist Leora Feeney and Executive Director Mike Lynes.

Teen of a different feather looking for 460 birds in a year - S.F. Chronicle, January 18, 2014.. Profile of 16-year-old GGAS member Logan Kahle as he embarks on a Big Year


Lafayette team joins hundreds in Christmas Bird Count – Contra Costa Times and Bay Area News Group, Dec. 16, 2013. Story on our CBC, with a really beautiful photo essay!

Bird count in Oakland shows surprisingly low tally – San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 16, 2013. Christmas Bird Count story focused on our count team at Arrowhead Marsh. (Need Chronicle subscription to access.)

Berkeley’s Painted Redstart helps set local count record – Berkeleyside, Dec. 17, 2013. CBC story focused on our Berkeley count teams.

Breakneck Birding – Oakland magazine, Sept/Oct 2013. Feature story on a GGAS Birdathon team that set out to find 100 birds in six hours — all within Oakland city limits.

Oakland adopts strict building rules to save birds  - S.F. Chronicle, July 8, 2013. News story on bird-safe building rules that GGAS suggested and helped develop.

No. 1 Bird Killer is Outdoor Cats – S. F. Chronicle, Feb. 5, 2013. Opinion piece by GGAS Executive Director Mike Lynes.

Altamont Pass Turbines Kill Fewer Birds - S.F. Chronicle, Jan. 28, 2013. News story on positive results of years of advocacy by GGAS and other local Audubon chapters.



Enthusiasts set out to tally local avian population – S.F. Examiner, Dec. 27, 2012. Story on our San Francisco Christmas Bird Count. The Examiner also did an advance story on the CBC.

Birders flock to East Bay for key count – S.F. Chronicle, Dec. 16, 2012. Story on our 2012 Oakland Christmas Bird Count, focusing on the Alameda count team.

From landfills to reservoirs, every bird counts – Contra Costa Times, Dec. 17, 2012. Story on our 2012 Oakland Christmas Bird Count, focusing on the Lafayette and Arrowhead Marsh count teams.

2000 volunteers set  to join in on Christmas Bird Count - Bay City News Service, Dec. 2012. Wire service story with regional view of Christmas Bird Counts throughout the Bay Area, featuring GGAS count leader Dave Quady.

Volunteers restore bird nesting areas in Golden Gate Park – S.F. Appeal, Nov. 26, 2012. How Golden Gate Audubon volunteers teamed up with S.F. Recreation and Parks to successfully restore habitat for White-crowned Sparrows and other birds at the Bison Paddock in Golden Gate Park.

Osprey nest atop crane at Pier 80 – S.F. Chronicle, July 6, 2012. First documented Osprey nest in city of SF, next to GGAS’ wetlands restoration project at Pier 94. Featuring GGAS Conservation Manager Noreen Weeden and volunteer Eddie Bartley, who first spotted the nest.

How America’s Cup study will help birds — S.F. Chronicle, June 25, 2012. Opinion piece by GGAS Executive Director Mark Welther.

Aimee Baldwin’s creatures come home to Tilden Park — Berkeleyside, May 7, 2012. Profile of bird sculptor Aimee Baldwin  in advance of her exhibit at GGAS’ 2012 Birdathon dinner. The Sierra Club “Green Life” blog ran a similar piece.

Alameda Navy base now a much-sought wildlife Eden — S.F. Chronicle, May 6, 2012, featuring Leora Feeney, GGAS volunteer with Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Refuge, who have monitored the California Least Tern population at Alameda and advocated for its protection for decades

Richmond Earth Day Project: Wildcat Creek Cleanup — S.F. Chronicle, April 22, 2012, featuring staff and students from GGAS’ Eco-Education program

America’s Cup: Why We’re Still Worried — Huffington Post opinion piece by GGAS Executive Director Mark Welther, March 5, 2012

Birds of the Beach Chalet Need Your Help — Westside Observer opinion piece by GGAS Communications Director Ilana DeBare, March 2012

Burrowing owls, and docents, return to Berkeley Park — Berkeleyside, February 16, 2012

Five burrowing owls return to Berkeley Marina, but future remains uncertain — East Bay Express, February 13, 2012



More than 100 bird-watchers to take annual Christmas bird count around the bay — Mercury, Dec. 26, 2011