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Walking Activity WALK: Space is limited to 15 people. Free for members; $10 for non-members.
ACCESSIBLE: Please contact the Outreach and Education Director so that we can coordinate with you.
MEMBERS-ONLY ACTIVITY: Active SFBBO membership required to attend
   RSVP to outreach@sfbbo.org or 408-946-6548 x 10

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Come out and explore with us!

Join San Francisco Bird Observatory staff and volunteers for a walk, a workshop, a special event, or a bird banding demonstration and learn about avian conservation in the Bay Area. Members and non-members welcome! Please BRING A FRIEND and help SFBBO grow our community! To support any of these activities, please consider making a donation to SFBBO today!

"Look Up" Campaign Activities - 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wingding Family Bird Festival

SITE: Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, Saratoga/Santa Cruz Mountains
Visit the SFBBO booth at this "winged-wonders" festival in a beautiful spring setting. Celebrate birds, butterflies, bats, and more at this free family event. Visit the Santa Clara Valley Audubon website for more information.

Sunday, May 21st, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bald Eagle Viewing

SITE: Outside Curtner Elementary School, Milpitas
Join SFBBO to view some adorable Bald Eagle chicks right here in Milpitas. Free. Contact outreach@sfbbo.org.

Saturday, June 3rd, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
SFBBO Volunteer Appreciation Party

SITE: Environmental Education Center, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Alviso
All SFBBO volunteers who have volunteered for SFBBO in 2016 and 2017 are invited to this thank you party thrown in their honor. The event includes a bird walk, munchines, door prizes, a presentation by Executive Director Yiwei Wang, and guest speaker Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of the book "Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction." Free. SFBBO volunteers can RSVP to outreach@sfbbo.org.

Sunday, June 4th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Butterfly and Bird Festival

SITE: Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont
SFBBO will have a booth at this fun annual event that is dedicated to increasing the numbers and species of butterflies and birds in Bay Area landscapes. Also, the festival teaches people how to bring their backyards to life by creating wildlife-friendly habitats. Contact outreach@sfbbo.org.

Thurday, June 8th, 2017, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Plover Science Talk

SITE: Sequoia Audubon Society, San Mateo
Learn how SFBBO biologists and citizen sciecne volunteers study and protect the Western Snowy Plover, an adorable but threatened birds protected under the Endangered Species Act. For information please contact outreach@sfbbo.org.

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 2017, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30p.m.
SFBBO Annual Membership Meeting

All current SFBBO members and California Fall Challenge (CFC) participants are invited to join this annual membership meeting to get an update about the state of SFBBO and celebrate the successes of the 2017 CFC. The day will include a bird walk, brunch, a presentation by Executive Director Yiwei Wang, a guest speaker, a silent auction, and the CFC awards. For information please contact outreach@sfbbo.org.

Rain Policy

If rain is forecasted for the day of your event, please check your e-mail after the night before for possible cancellation notices from the activity leader. In most cases, activities are not cancelled unless there will be a heavy downpour.


If you are interested in participating in an SFBBO activity, but have accessibility concerns, please contact us at outreach@sfbbo.org. We are happy to work with you and the activity leaders to identify ways to address accessibility issues when possible.