Fall Program Schedule
Here's our fall lineup of activities. All programs are free of charge.
Activity Schedule for Fall 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.
Download the latest issue of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex newsletter.
AnnouncementsAugust 09, 2016
Beginning September 1, 2016, the Visitor Center in Fremont will be open Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Environmental Education Center will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Environmental Education Center will continue to be open on non-field trip week days from 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Both centers are closed on federal holidays.
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
- October 20, 2016
Bring your friends and family on a Saturday to tour the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center in Alviso and take a look at our first Teen Environmental Art Show. The center is open Saturdays from 10 am - 4:30 pm. Display will be up until the end of December.Driving Directions to the Environmental Education Center in Alviso
- August 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.Read More
- October 19, 2016
Mark your calendars for our 2nd annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids! The date is set for Jan 21. More details to come in November.
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
The migration is in full swing. This little brown job can be distinguished from other sparrows in the Bay Area by its dark back, spotted breast and one conspicuous spot on its breast. Look for them on the ground scratching for seeds.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Ridgway's Rail/Aric Crabb - Bay Area News Group, Red-necked Phalarope/Shravan Sundaram, Northern Harrier/Michael Lufting, Picnic Shelter/Ambarish Goswami, Art/Vrinda Suresh, Fox Sparrow/Dave Menke
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016