Golden Gate Bird Alliance is pleased to announce that our Christmas Bird Counts will take place this December. GGBA traditionally sponsors two counts — one centered around Oakland and one centered around San Francisco.

Spend a fun day outdoors with a team counting individual birds and species, and contributing to our understanding of bird populations. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s teams will be much smaller in number and will require social distancing, masks, and your own scopes and equipment. Our Oakland count will take place on Sunday, December 20, 2020. The San Francisco count will take place on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. We will not host our traditional in-person dinners, but we will host a final tally count via Zoom. 

Cedar Waxwing by Stan Lupo

Registration for the 2020 counts will open in early November.

To learn more about the counts, please go to our Christmas Bird Count page by clicking here. If you’d like to register to receive Christmas Bird Count email alerts, please email our Communications Manager, Melissa, at You can also continue to check our website for more updates.