Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Open M-F from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 376 Greenwood Beach Road

Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary is ground zero for waterbirds and Pacific herring in San Francisco Bay. Our 10-acre center adjacent to the bay consists of trails and gardens that are open year round, hosting summer camp, our youth conservation leadership program, and numerous volunteer opportunities.

It overlooks 900 acres of open water that is closed from October 1st to March 31st each year to serve as a sanctuary for migrating waterbirds. It is visited by researchers focused on protecting and restoring the eelgrass ecosystem.

Sanctuary Boat Closure

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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Audubon Adventure Camp Summer 2022

Summer Camp 2022

Our inclusive programming is perfect for nature-lovers between the ages of 4 and 8!

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California Towhee

Latin:  Melozone crissalis

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California Scrub-Jay

Latin:  Aphelocoma californica

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Latin:  Regulus calendula

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Latin:  Psaltriparus minimus

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Great Egret

Latin:  Ardea alba

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Red-shouldered Hawk

Latin:  Buteo lineatus

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Dark-eyed Junco

Latin:  Junco hyemalis

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga coronata

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