Cullinan Ranch Levee Eco-Walk with Wetland Biologist Francesca Demgen
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Join wetland biologist Francesca Demgen, President of Friends of San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, for a walk on the levee between two important north bay habitats: shallow, managed pond and the newly restored 1,200-acre tidal wetland. Potential to see hundreds of shorebirds and ducks foraging and resting in Pond 1 and ducks and geese on the tidal wetland. Learn how pickleweed and ducks can both “drink” salt water and about the thousands of acres of wetland restoration happening between the Napa and Petaluma Rivers.
Where to Meet
Meet at the corner of Railroad Ave. and Connolly St. one block from the Flyway Festival Wildlife Expo Hall to form carpools or use the Refuge van described below.
Directions: To drive from the Flyway Festival, go north on Railroad Ave. to Hwy 37. Turn left over the overpass and follow directions from Vallejo. From Vallejo, Solano and Contra Costa Counties: take Hwy 37 West 3.4 miles past the Mare Island exit ramp to the Cullinan Ranch Unit parking lot and trailhead. From Marin and Sonoma Counties: take Hwy 37 east approximately 9 miles past the Hwy 121 junction to the Mare Island exit. Veer left on the exit under the overpass and then turn right onto the overpass. Turn right to get onto Hwy 37 West. The parking lot and trailhead is approximately 3.4 miles from the Mare Island ramp. Since the parking lot is small, a Refuge van leaves Building 253, the Wildlife Expo Saturday, Feb 14 9:45 a.m. and pick up at 11:00 a.m.
Skaggs Island Raptor Tours
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with Murray Berner
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with Tim Behr from Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
See Description for February 13
Take Pictures with Puddles, the National Wildlife Refuge System Mascot
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
At the Wildlife Expo at Building 253, 575 Connolly St., Mare Island