Latin: Melanitta perspicillata
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.