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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.

California Fall Challenge!

Participate in SFBBO's 2014 California Fall Challenge, win great prizes, and help SFBBO raise money for bird conservation.

SFBBO in the News!

In June, SFBBO was on CBS Evening News nationally for a story about California Gull population growth in the Bay Area!



Click Off Bird Photo Contest

Aug. 15 and Oct. 5




Migrant Landbirds Workshop

Sept. 23 and 24



California Fall Challenge (including the Kids Bird Art Contest)

Sept. 13-Oct. 12


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