Winter Program Schedule
Here's our winter lineup of activities. All programs are free of charge.
Activity Schedule for Winter 2015-2016
eBird Trail Tracker
Discover what birds were recently seen at the refuge by using the eBird Trail Tracker
eBird Trail Tracker
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.
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AnnouncementsJanuary 21, 2016
Although some finishing touches on the Bair Island trails are not yet incorporated, the trails are now fully open. Check back for a celebratory ribbon-cutting event later in the spring!
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
- January 21, 2016
The results are in from the Christmas Bird Count for Kids on Jan 17. Nearly 35 species were documented and almost 800 birds were counted!See the totals (pdf, 350 KB)
- December 20, 2015
Inner Bair Island in Redwood City receives tidal flow for the first time in more than a hundred years. Read more
- September 01, 2015
Every U.S. 4th grader is eligible to receive an Every Kid in a Park pass good for free entry into our federal lands. Pass admits everyone in the family car. Just download the voucher from the website and exchange it for the card at the refuge's Visitor Center. Pass is good until August 2016.Every Kid in a Park Website
Winter is Coming
Winter is a great time to see raptors in the San Francisco Bay Area. This American kestrel is about the size of a jay and can often be found sitting on power lines. They sometimes hover in the air hunting for food. Its primary food is insects.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Winter landscape/Julie Kitzenberger, American Avocets/Aric Crabb, Picnic Shelter/Ambarish Goswami, Northern Harrier/Michael Lufting, Bair Island/Julie Kitzenberger, Pickleweed/Aric Crabb, Sparrow/Jolynn Lacasse, American Kestrel/Michael Lufting
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016