San Francisco Bay Area Birding

in and around San Francisco Bay Area.

 
... Preview: Alum Rock Park was founded in 1872, and at one time had an indoor swimming pool, mineral baths, a tea garden, restaurant, and dance pavilion, all served by a railroad from San Jose. The dance pavilion ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
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... Preview: Annadel State Park has 35 miles of trails in a 5,000-acre “wilderness at your doorstep” on the eastern edge of populous Santa Rosa. It is a delightful place, with mature forest on the north-facing slo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Santa Rosa, CA - Birding
... Preview: Benicia State Recreation Area sits where the flow from the Sacramento–San Joaquin river system meets the incoming tides from San Pablo Bay. The sheltered Southampton Bay adjoins the strait, and provid ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Vallejo, CA - Birding
... Preview: From a birder’s point of view, there is hardly any other place where such a variety of birds can be seen (mostly in winter), and at reasonably close range. On weekends and during vacation periods, the ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Bodega Bay, CA - Birding BestBirding Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR has been classified as a Globally Important Bird Area because of its California Clapper Rails, Western Snowy Plovers, Northern Shovelers (winter), Ruddy Ducks (winter ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Palo Alto, CA - Birding
... Preview: Elkhorn Slough is a relatively undisturbed coastal wetland. It winds 7 miles into the interior and includes 2,500 acres of marsh and tidal flats. The centerpiece of the area, the National Estuarine Re ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Watsonville, CA - Birding
... Preview: Foster City was created on the mudflats of San Francisco Bay. As a result, lagoons and sloughs are everywhere, resulting in abundant wateroriented bird life, even though this is a heavily built-up are ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Foster City, CA - Birding
... Preview: Golden Gate Park is one of the finest urban parks in the country, with grassy glades, lakes, mature trees, and many flowers. Strybing Arboretum, especially, is a delightful place for a stroll, and has ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
San Francisco, CA - Birding
... Preview: Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, Peytonia Slough Ecological Reserve, and Hill Slough Wildlife Area add up to about 14,000 acres, but they constitute only a fraction of the vast wetlands in the area, coll ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Fairfield, CA - Birding BestBirding Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Lake Merced is regarded by many birders as offering some of the best birding in the city of San Francisco. Much of the lake is surrounded by marsh and heavy willow growth, providing cover both for wat ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
San Francisco, CA - Birding
... Preview: Lake Merritt is a lake in a park in a big city; nevertheless, it gets large amounts of waterfowl, and sometimes gets rarities. The birds get so accustomed to people that you often can see them at clos ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Oakland, CA - Birding
... Preview: Birders often gravitate to wastewater treatment ponds because they know good birds are to be found there. The 20-acre freshwater marsh / pond at Las Gallinas has water up to 6 feet deep in the center, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
San Rafael, CA - Birding
... Preview: Among units in the National Park system, Golden Gate National Recreation Area is exceeded only by the Blue Ridge Parkway in numbers of visitors per year (1990 figures: Blue Ridge, 17 million; Golden G ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Mill Valley, CA - Birding
... Preview: The sheltered waters of San Leandro Bay are appealing to thousands of ducks in winter, plus other birds such as grebes, shorebirds, and gulls. Most of the shoreline of the bay is contained within Mart ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Oakland, CA - Birding
... Preview: Mines Road and Del Puerto Canyon are popular with birders because they provide access to the heart of the dry interior Coast Range mountains. The roads are paved and are reasonably good, although the ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Livermore, CA - Birding
... Preview: Mount Diablo, at 3,849 feet, dominates the San Francisco Bay Area. Because of its isolated position, it provides sensational views of the surrounding territory—provided it isn’t foggy or smoggy. On a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Concord, CA - Birding
... Preview: Marin County has to be one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the country. Besides the spectacular views of the Golden Gate (see the description for Marin Headlands), there are also the ma ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
San Rafael, CA - Birding
... Preview: Napa Valley is renowned worldwide for its wines. North of the city of Napa, the wineries line the road from Yountville to Calistoga, and the crowds are heavy on holidays and weekends. However, excelle ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Napa, CA - Birding
... Preview: Palo Alto Baylands is one of the best-known birding sites in the Bay Area. Its 1,500 acres include an extensive salt marsh where Clapper and Black Rails are both regularly seen. (The California Black ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Palo Alto, CA - Birding BestBirding Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve extends for about 3 miles, from Moss Beach to Pillar Point. The section reached by California Avenue is popular with classes of schoolchildren, especially at low tide whe ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
El Granda, CA - Birding
... Preview: Point Pinole Regional Shoreline is a delight. It was once the location of a huge dynamite factory, sited remotely for fear of explosions. The views across the bay to the Marin shore are tranquil, and ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Richmond, CA - Birding
... Preview: Point Reyes is legendary with birders, both for its many breeding species and for its lengthy list of fall vagrants. Virtually the entire peninsula is part of the Point Reyes National Seashore, operat ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Olema, CA - Birding
... Preview: The Presidio for many years was one of the major U.S. Army posts on the West Coast. In 1995 almost all of it was turned over to the National Park Service, to be administered as a part of Golden Gate N ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
San Francisco, CA - Birding
... Preview: The center and sanctuary, owned and operated by National Audubon Society—California, has a magnificent setting on the edge of Richardson Bay, with a charming old Victorian home called the Lyford House ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Mill Valley, CA - Birding
... Preview: San Bruno Mountain is an island of open space in the most densely populated part of the San Francisco peninsula. The area north of Guadalupe Canyon Parkway is a state park, and the area to the south i ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
San Francisco, CA - Birding
... Preview: The San Mateo coast has spectacular vistas, rocky headlands, and broad sandy beaches, surrounded by rural countryside. At rush hour, CA 92, the main access from San Mateo to Half Moon Bay, can be clog ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Half Moon Bay, CA - Birding
... Preview: Santa Cruz is a delightful place. So many people find it so that it is dreadfully crowded on weekends, especially in summer. Santa Cruz faces south on Monterey Bay, and there is often no fog here when ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Santa Cruz, CA - Birding
... Preview: Skyline Boulevard (CA 35) runs down the backbone of the mountains that form the San Francisco peninsula. Much of the route is through redwoods and Douglas-fir forest, but there are also high grassy ri ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
San Mateo, CA - Birding
... Preview: Skyline Wilderness Park lies only a mile or so from the busy thoroughfares of Napa. The part of the park adjacent to the entrance is managed for intensive recreation, with horse arenas, an archery ran ... Related information:... From the guidebook Birding Northern California
Napa, CA - Birding

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