Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
201 Fort Mason San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 331-0730
Allen Fish was hired as the GGRO’s first director in 1985. With a background in evolution and ecology, and avian biology and conservation from UC Davis, Allen has a particular interest in bird population responses to urban development, climate change, and other human pressures.
Allen has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Raptor Research, was Chair of the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s Research Committee for a half-decade, and has taught classes and led tours for the California Academy of Sciences. Since 2003, he has taught an upper-division Raptor Biology class at the University of California at Davis. In 2003, HMANA awarded him the Maurice Braun Award for contributions to hawk migration study & conservation.
At GGRO, Allen is the lead staff contact for GGRO’s Hawkwatch Program, and for hawk nesting studies in the Presidio and Berkeley. He also handles fund-raising, budgeting, publishing, image collections, docents, and media/public relations.