Birds

We love them. Now protect them and their habitats.

Photo: Robert Hinz

Birds at Our Sanctuary

   

“Why do birds matter?” is one of those questions like “What is love?” or “Why are we here?” or even “Is there a God?” Unanswerable, I think, by logic. One could cite facts like, birds eat lots of harmful insects, charm us at our feeders, or challenge us to learn their field marks, molts, and names both common and scientific. But perhaps the answer lies deeper. Since the beginning birds have lifted our eyes to the skies. They’ve shown us we’re not gravity’s slave, that flight is possible and limitless. It can hover and soar, dive and display, and take us from one end of the planet to the other in a single, impossible burst of energy and purpose. Inspiration is the gift birds have given us from the start. But now they give us a question as well. Like the canary in the mine, they hold the planet up to us like a mirror and ask: “Can you not see that if we pass away, soon you will as well?” That’s a good question, and since birds pose it, they matter a lot.

Wes Craven, Film director

UPDATED for 2016: Black Oystercatchers nest on restored shoreline
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UPDATED for 2016: Black Oystercatchers nest on restored shoreline

Black Oystercatchers nest on Aramburu Island for the fourth year in a row!

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Waterbird Survey Results
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Waterbird Survey Results

Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary by the numbers

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Found a bird in distress?
Birds

Found a bird in distress?

Call WildCare at 415-456-SAVE!  Located in San Rafael and fully licensed to rehabilitate wildlife.

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