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    Spring Program Schedule

    Here's our spring lineup of activities. All programs are free of charge.

    Activity Schedule for Spring 2016

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    eBird Trail Tracker

    Discover what birds were recently seen at the refuge by using the eBird Trail Tracker

    eBird Trail Tracker

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    Refuge Gallery

    View images of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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  • South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

    South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

    Get more information on the largest wetland restoration project on the west coast.

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  • Tideline Newsletter

    Tideline Newsletter

    Download the latest issue of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex newsletter.

    Tideline Newsletter


Warm Springs Vernal Pool Tour

DowningiaFebruary 16, 2017

Take a guided tour to a refuge unit that is normally closed to the public. Vernal pools in the Warm Springs Unit houses multiple sensitive species and offers spectacular wildflower blooms as the pools draw down. To receive notification on when tours will be held in April, email Ivette Loredo at

About the Complex

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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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.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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What's Happening

  • Mother's Day Celebration

    Snowy Egret CloseupMarch 02, 2017

    Celebrate Mother's Day a day early by taking mom to the refuge for free guided nature walks, live bird shows, and gift-making. Registration is requested for this popular event.

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  • Free Entry to Federal Recreational Lands for 4th Graders!

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    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 the end of August 2017.

    Every Kid in a Park Website
Page Photo Credits — Ridgway's Rail/Aric Crabb - Bay Area News Group, American Avocets/Aric Crabb, Northern Harrier/Michael Lufting, Picnic Shelter/Ambarish Goswami, Snowy Egret/Michael Lufting, Cedar Waxwings/Michael Lufting, Fox Sparrow/Dave Menke
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2017
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