2024 Birdathon Begins

Our largest fundraiser is back for another year, bringing you more ways to support our work to spread awareness and protect birds in the Bay Area!

Registration for all Birdathon Trips Opens 2/28 at 1pm

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  • Bering Sea Saga – a tale of two birders

    Presented by Jonah Benningfield and Mark Rauzon

    Date: May 23, 2024

    Time and Location: Thursday, May 23 (7pm) at The David Brower Center (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley CA)

    Jonah Benningfield and Mark Rauzon both did seabird field work in Alaska’s Bering Sea. Jonah was situated on the famed Pribilof Islands, especially St. George and Mark cruised by there in the fog, surveying at sea from Victoria BC to Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow.  On-island and at-sea perspectives will show how changes in the…


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Reserve Tesla Park

In 2021, Golden Gate Bird Alliance and its allies successfully advocated to save the Alameda-Tesla property (Tesla Park) from off-road vehicle use. Now we need your help to convince the California State Parks Department to classify Tesla Park as a Reserve. Classifying the 3,100 acre site as a Reserve will ensure the parks department prioritizes…
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From our Blog

The Prelinger library

By Chris Tarr An unusual field trip offered in this year’s Birdathon is a visit to the Prelinger Library. Do not miss the chance to see this amazing local hidden gem! I first learned about the Prelinger Library when I was in the Master Birder program with Megan Prelinger. I’m a retired librarian myself, and…
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Field Trips

GGAS field trip to Middle Harbor Shoreline Park / Photo by Ilana DeBare

Join a Field Trip

Join one of the 150+ free bird walks we offer each year! Learn about Bay Area birds and explore the shorelines, meadows, and woods they need to survive. Beginners welcome: See our calendar of upcoming Field Trips. Or join an expert-led birding trip to other regions and continents through our Travel with GGBA program.


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