Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds

San Rafael, California

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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, and several small islands that give some security to nesting and roosting waterfowl. Storage ponds numbers 1 and 2 fluctuate in level because of water management requirements. There are open views of bay marsh to the east, all the way to Mount Diablo. Mount Tamalpais looms over the ponds just to the south. Specialty birds: Resident—White-tailed Kite. Summer—Cinnamon Teal, Elegant Tern, Allen’s Hummingbird. Winter—Western and Clark’s Grebes; Eurasian Wigeon; Long-billed Curlew; Mew Gull. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds Professional Review and Guide

"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, and several small islands that give some security to nesting and roosting waterfowl. Storage ponds numbers 1 and 2 fluctuate in level because of water management requirements. There are open views of bay marsh to the east, all the way to Mount Diablo. Mount Tamalpais looms over the ponds just to the south. Specialty birds: Resident—White-tailed Kite. Summer—Cinnamon Teal, Elegant Tern, Allen’s Hummingbird. Winter—Western and Clark’s Grebes; Eurasian Wigeon; Long-billed Curlew; Mew Gull. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: San Rafael
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best August to October for shorebirds; October through March for most waterfowl and sparrows.
Local Contacts: Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District.
Local Maps: DeLorme Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer.
Driving Directions: Directions to Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds

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May 2018