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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.
 
SPECIAL EVENT
 
MEMBERS-ONLY ACTIVITY: Active SFBBO membership required to attend
 
   RSVP to outreach@sfbbo.org or 408-946-6548 x 10

Western Scrub-Jay
PHOTO BY ED NGUYEN

American Avocet
PHOTO BY EMMANUEL RONDEAU

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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, April 8th, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Pleasanton's Egrets, Herons, and Cormorants

SITE: Shadow Cliff's Regional Park, Pleasanton
Learn about the colony of Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, and Double-crested Cormorants that SFBBO studies at Pleasanton's Shadow Cliff's Regional Park during the nesting season and learn what it takes to be a citizen scientist. Free. RSVP to outreach@sfbbo.org).


Thursday, April 20th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Earth Day Fair

SITE: San Jose State University, San Jose
Learn about SFBBO's avian sciecne and ways young people can get involved by stopping by the SFBBO booth at SJSU's annual Earth Day Fair! Free. Contact Kristin Butler (408-946-6548 x10 or kbutler@sfbbo.org).


Saturday, May 6th, 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
A Bird in the Hand
for Families
SITE: Coyote Creek Field Station, Milpitas
Kids ages 7 and up and their families can visit SFBBO's bird banding station, the Coyote Creek Field Station. Learn about SFBBO’s bird banding research and see several different species up close. We will tour mist nets, watch a bird banding demonstration, and explore a restored riparian habitat. Please join us and learn why bird banding is so important for protecting birds and their habitats. This program is in partnership with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society's Young Audubon Program. $25 per family, RSVP is required, please contact 408.627.7172 or outreach@scvas.org or visit the Santa Clara Valle Audubon Society website.


Saturday, May 13th, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
A Bird in the Hand

SITE: Coyote Creek Field Station, Milpitas
Visit the Bird Observatory's bird banding station, the Coyote Creek Field Station. Learn about the Bird Observatory’s bird banding research and see several different species up close. We will tour mist nets, watch a bird banding demonstration, and explore a restored riparian habitat. Please join us and learn why bird banding is so important for protecting birds and their habitats. Free for SFBBO members, $10 for non-members, RSVP required. Contact Kristin Butler (408-946-6548 x10 or kbutler@sfbbo.org).


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.


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

SITE: TBA
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.

Accessibility

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.