Who We Are

Golden Gate Bird Alliance is dedicated to protecting Bay Area birds, other wildlife, and their natural habitats. We conserve and restore wildlife habitats, connect people of all ages and backgrounds with the natural world, and educate and engage Bay Area residents in the protection of our shared, local environment.

Since 1917, Golden Gate Bird Alliance has been a leader in Bay Area conservation efforts. In 2017, we  celebrated a century of environmental activism and education in the central Bay Area. Find out more about our conservation victories and see the map of where we’ve worked.

Our Mission

To inspire people to protect Bay Area birds and our shared natural environment

The Vision

A world where birds, wildlife, and all people flourish together.

Where we Work

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By The Numbers

Date Founded
Students served annually
Annual Bird Walks

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

Number of field trips: Over 200 bird walks led by volunteers each year, mostly free and all open to the public.

Number of schools served in our award-winning Eco-Education program:   Two in Oakland, three in Richmond, two in San Francisco

Number of students served:

  • Over 400 students annually in grades three through fifth
  • Over 20,000 students and family members since 1999

Habitat restored and maintained:

  • Lead agency for wetlands restoration at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline in Oakland and Pier 94 in San Francisco.
  • We organize monthly volunteer habitat restoration events at a total of eight sites operated by five different public agencies on both sides of the Bay.
  • Golden Gate Bird Alliance advocacy has helped launch restoration projects at the Emeryville Crescent, Berkeley Meadow, Eastshore State Park, Heron’s Head Park, Alameda Wildlife Reserve, Crissy Field Lagoon, Yerba Buena Island, and Pier 94.