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Birds, Science, and Community

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Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory!

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats through science and outreach. Join us, volunteer, and support bird conservation science in the Bay Area.

Birds are excellent indicators of ecosystem health; they are highly visible and cost-effective to track, and are sensitive to environmental change. The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory pays close attention to impacts on birds and their habitats and gathers crucial data specific to local bird populations. We also actively provide opportunities for people to be directly involved in the nature and science of the San Francisco Bay Area.



Family Science Night in Milpitas

August 10




Bird Banding for Families

August 15



Family Sciecne Night in Newark

August 24


Great Horned Owl, Owlet, and lunch. Photo by Lee Aurich aurich.com/photos h