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.

Volunteer at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Programs

Volunteer at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

All are welcome to get involved with Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary's community led environmental research and wildlife conservation.

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Waterbird Festival
Programs

Waterbird Festival

Save the date! The 5th annual Waterbird Festival is on January 27th, 2018

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Renting Space at the Sanctuary
Rental

Rent Space at the Sanctuary

Host your outdoor waterfront wedding or event at historic Lyford House.

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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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Monthly Bird Walks
Programs

Join a bird walk

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00am, September through June. No walks in July or August.

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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