Welcome to Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Photo: Photo by Robert Hinz

Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary is ground zero for waterbids and Pacific herring in San Francisco Bay. Our 900-acre open water sanctuary is closed from October 1st to March 31st each year and is visited by researchers focused on protecting and restoring the eelgrass ecosystem.

Our 10 acre site adjacent to the bay hosts summer camp, our youth conservation leadership program, and numerous volunteer opportunities.

Sanctuary Boat Closure
Conservation

Sanctuary Boat Closure

The Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary waters are closed to boats from October 1 to March 31 every year.

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Meet the Staff and Interns
About

Meet the Staff and Interns

Take a minute to get to know our team because we love what we do.

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Audubon Youth Programs
Programs

Audubon Youth Programs

Today’s youth will be the environmental leaders of tomorrow if given a chance to see themselves as agents of change today.

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Volunteer at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Programs

Volunteer at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Learn more about getting involved with Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

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Resources for Bird Friendly Outdoor Spaces!
Conservation

Resources for Bird Friendly Outdoor Spaces!

Explore a number of additional resources to better understand how you can transform your outdoor spaces to become bird and pollinator friendly. 

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Waterbird Survey Results
Conservation

Waterbird Survey Results

Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary by the numbers

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How you can help, right now