Birds, Science, and Community
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.
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.
Join us, volunteer, and support bird conservation science in the Bay Area.
Job Openings at SFBBO!
SFBBO currently has two job openings: Waterbird Field Biologist and Waterbird Intern. For information, visit our Employment page.
Hermit Thrush Geolocator Study!
Check out our new Hermit Thrush Geolocator Study at our Coyote Creek Field Station!
SFBBO in the News!
In August, the Contra Costa Times covered a story about how a California Gull that SFBBO banded 28 years ago was recently caught, breaking the longevity record for this species!