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Birds, Science, and Community

Please help birds thrive in a changing world by becoming a member!


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.


If you would like to donate your car and have the proceeds go to SFBBO, click here:Vehicle Donation







Job Openings at SFBBO!

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



Gull Workshop with Alvaro Jaramillo

Jan. 20




Colonial Waterbird Volunteer Training

Jan. 20



Plover Mud Stomp

March 3


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