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Golden Gate Audubon Speaker Series: Birds on the Farallones

Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm

Northbrae Community Church | 941 the Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707

The Farallon Islands, a National Wildlife Refuge, are legally part of the city of San Francisco but remain a truly wild place. The islands host the largest seabird colony in the contiguous United States, along with significant populations of marine wildlife like seals, sea lions, and white sharks, along with unique endemic terrestrial species. For almost 50 years, Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes Bird Observatory) has conducted monitoring, research, and conservation efforts on the islands. Learn about island wildlife and research, and how the Farallones can help us understand ecosystem change.

Russ Bradley is the Farallon program leader and a senior scientist for Point Blue Conservation Science. He has spent over 1,600 days on the Farallon Islands.

This is the first in a number of Centennial-year speakers on issues deeply entwined with Golden Gate Audubon’s history. GGAS’s very first conservation campaign in the late 1910s and early 1920s involved stopping oil tankers from dumping contaminated ballast water near the Farallones.

Golden Gate Audubon’s monthly Speaker Series in San Francisco and Berkeley features renowned naturalists, photographers, ornithologists, authors, international travelers, and other fascinating speakers. To cover event costs, we ask non-members for a voluntary donation of $5. Non-members may attend for free if they join that evening. As always, GGAS members are welcome to attend free of charge. Locations are listed on the right side of this page.

Please note the new, EARLIER start time for our speaker programs in 2017! Doors open for refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker will start promptly at 7 p.m.

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