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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  • Serendipity and Salt Ponds

    Presented by Nathan Van Schmidt

    Date: June 20, 2024

    Time and Location: 7pm online via Zoom

    California experienced rapid and widespread destruction and modification of naturalhydrological ecosystems and wetlands after the Gold Rush, including the loss of nearly all tidalwetlands in San Francisco Bay, many of which were converted to commercial salt productionponds. The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project is now restoring large swaths of tidal marshhabitat, but they are faced with…


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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

Hope: A Lesson from the Birds

By Jess Beebe Birds are wonderful ambassadors for the beauty of the world. As a member of the GGBA community, you are already charmed by the grace of flight, the miracle of migration, the curiosity in an avian eye. Yet, as with any great love, once we fall for birds, our hearts can be troubled…
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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.


Join our community

Golden Gate Bird Alliance’s vibrant organization is comprised of dedicated members, volunteers, and donors who are committed to protecting local birds, wildlife and people. We invite you to join our community today.