Spring Program Schedule
Here's our spring lineup of activities. All programs are free of charge.
Activity Schedule for Spring 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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AnnouncementsFebruary 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 Ivette_Loredo@fws.gov
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.
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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.
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- April 20, 2017
Students at Vargas Elementary in Sunnyvale help scientists lure Caspian terns to nesting islands on refuge.Read more
- March 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. Learn more
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 Ridgway's Rail/Aric Crabb - Bay Area News Group, American Avocets/Aric Crabb, Northern Harrier/Michael Lufting, Picnic Shelter/Ambarish Goswami, Student in Caspian Tern Costume/Heather Willhalm, USGS, Snowy Egret/Michael Lufting, Fox Sparrow/Dave Menke
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017