Water Restored to Cullinan Ranch
After 100 years of being cut off from bay waters, Cullinan Ranch returns to tidal flow for wetland restoration and wildlife habitat.
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Levees at Tubbs Islands have been breached to create wildlife habitat. Five years of monitoring begins!Learn More
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.
San Pablo 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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News & Information
- February 03, 2017
The 21st Annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival is Feb 10-12 in Vallejo! Go on bird walks, peruse wildlife art, tour historic sites, paddle through the refuge, and hear presentations from experts. There is something for everyone!Click here for more information
Free bird watching tours will be held every Tuesday in January and February of 2017. Learn more
There are many recreation opportunities at San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge from wildlife watching to fishing to paddling a canoe.Visitor Activities
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The Ruddy Duck
These ducks are abundant in the north and south bay during the winter. The few males that breed here are instantly recognized by their brilliant blue bill, black "cap" and rusty body.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sunrise/Julie Kahrnoff, White-crowned Sparrow/Michael Lufting, Cullinan Ranch Unit/Aric Crabb, Egret/Aric Crabb, Red-tailed Hawk/Michael Lufting, White-tailed Kite/Michael Lufting, Angler/Aric Crabb, Ruddy Duck/Michael Lufting
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2017