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Birds, Science, and Community

Please help birds thrive in a changing world by becoming a member of our monthly giving Stilt Society, or by purchasing our Burrowing Owl bracelet.


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.


Job Openings at SFBBO!

SFBBO currently has three job and internship openings: Waterbird Intern, Bird Banding Intern, and Science Outreach Summer Intern. For information, visit our Employment page.



Family Science Night San Jose Library Bascom Branch

July 20




Pathways for Wildlife Science Talk

Aug. 3



Family Science Event San Jose Library Edenvale Branch

Aug. 6


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