Programs for the fall are now listed. All programs are free of charge.
See the List of Fall 2014 Activities
View images of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
Get more information on the largest wetland restoration project on the west coast.
Download the latest issue of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex newsletter.
In July 2014, the North American Check-list Committee upgraded the CA Clapper Rail to its own species, and renamed it the Ridgway's Rail. Full story will be in the Winter 2014 issue of Tideline.
About the Complex
From sand dunes to salt marsh, from rocky, offshore islands to golden beaches, the San Francisco Bay Refuge Complex offers a glimpse into the biological treasures of the SF Bay & Monterey Bay areas.
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay is managed as part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
News and Announcements
- October 29, 2014
The Environmental Education Center in Alviso will be closed on Nov 29 & Dec 24-Jan 2. The Visitor Center in Fremont will be closed Nov 11, 19, & 27. Click here for additional dates
- September 02, 2014
Over 10,000 acres of the refuge is open to waterfowl hunting and the 2014-2015 season is quickly approaching. Information is now posted.Read More
- June 03, 2013
To protect walkers during the installation of a 48" pipe along the Bair Island Trail, access onto the trail will be controlled.Read more
After several years, the Bair Island Restoration Project is nearing completion. A small section of Inner Bair Island is now open to the public.Read more
Winter is approaching, making shorebirds a challenge to identify. American Avocets will lose the cinnamon color on their head, possibly to camouflage themselves better in their winter surroundings.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Common Tern/Greg Geren, Picnic Shelter/Ambarish Goswami, Ridgway's Rail/Pelican Media, American Avocet/Aric Crabb, American Avocet Winter Plumage/Richard Koch
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2014