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  • American Avocets

    Winter Program Schedule

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

    Winter Program Schedule

  • Northern Harrier

    eBird Trail Tracker

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

    eBird Trail Tracker

  • Picnic Shelter 218

    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


Christmas Bird Count for Kids Set for Jan 21

SparrowOctober 19, 2016

Mark your calendars for our 2nd annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids! The date is set for Jan 21.

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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

  • Waterfowl Hunting Season

    Hunt PromoAugust 23, 2016

    The refuge offers waterfowl hunting during waterfowl hunting season. The season began Oct 22 and ends Jan 29. Information on regulations and permits are now posted.

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

    Every Kid in a Park Logo

    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 — Winter landscape/Julie Kitzenberger, Ridgway's Rail/Aric Crabb - Bay Area News Group, American Avocets/Aric Crabb, Northern Harrier/Michael Lufting, Picnic Shelter/Ambarish Goswami, Fox Sparrow/Dave Menke
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2017
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