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Five reasons to go to the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary Waterbird Festival

January 14th, 2014 · Comments Off · Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary is teeming with migratory waterbirds and we hope you can join us to celebrate this amazing local phenomenon at the Center’s Waterbird Festival. Learn more and RSVP here. Share on Facebook

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San Francisco Chronicle covers the herring run and our efforts to protect it

January 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Resources, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

The Chronicle’s Peter Fimrite writes about our Seabird Program’s efforts to protect forage fish. Also check out the gorgeous photos taken by the Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Michael Macor. Read the article here.   Share on Facebook

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Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary waterbird surveys

January 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

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Justin Bieber gets carried to Audubon California centers

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

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Audubon’s Richardson Bay sanctuary ready for the waterbirds to return

September 20th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, fall migration, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

The San Francisco Chronicle notes today that the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary is ready to welcome huge numbers of wintering birds: The annual winged migration of waterfowl and shorebirds to Richardson Bay in Marin will soon start, meaning more than 900 acres of the historic area will be closed to boat traffic, including […]

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Richardson Bay is worth a visit this summer

August 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Black Oystercatcher, Important Bird Areas, Nature education and activities, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

Although birds and people alike best know Richardson Bay as highly desirable wintertime waterbird habitat, our sanctuary waters are teeming with life during the summer as well. The brackish waters of our bay sustain a multitude of creatures just beneath the surface and many above as well. All summer long, leopard sharks have surprised and […]

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14 year-old master birder and Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary volunteer wins scholarship

August 1st, 2013 · 2 Comments · Birding, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Volunteer

By Kerry Wilcox Sanctuary Manager, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary When you think of birders, how do you usually picture them? Do you normally think of a retired person with time and money to travel the world looking at rare and unusual birds? Maybe you think of a seasoned biologist that is studying the […]

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A story about Caspian Terns within another story about Caspian Terns

May 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Birding, Pacific Flyway, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay, spring migration

The Caspian Tern is the tern’s tern. Sure, in California we talk about the California Least Tern, a compelling story for sure – but if one tern stands above the others, it is probably the Caspian. The Caspian is bigger, more aggressive, and has that fire red bill that you can see from a mile […]

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Picky Eaters

February 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

Guest post by Kerry Wilcox, Sanctuary Manager, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary In the recent couple weeks, an astounding wildlife phenomenon has been occurring on Richardson Bay and other parts of the greater SF Bay. Thousands of gulls, ducks, and grebes descended on the area to take advantage of an annual, but temporary abundance […]

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What is a Waterbird, and why should you care?

February 4th, 2013 · Comments Off · Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay, seabirds

Guest blog post by Kerry Wilcox, Sanctuary Manager, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary The term waterbird gets used a lot by biologists and naturalists, but it can seem a bit vague and too general. Clearly all birds (let alone life on this planet) depend on water, but even if we just look at the variety […]

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Bird banding at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird videos, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay, Uncategorized

We were at Richardson Bay to learn what scientists look for when they have a bird in hand. Banding is a critical part of bird conservation; it allows conservationists, like Kerry Wilcox in the video, the opportunity to study the lifespan of birds to determine what we need to do to help them.  Banding is […]

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Fall update on Aramburu Island restoration

October 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay, seabirds

By Rachel Spadafore, Restoration Ecologist, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary Over the spring and summer, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary staff worked hard to use hand-pulling and saline irrigation (safe and effective methods) to battle the high number of invasive species on the island.  We also collected a variety of seeds from native plants […]

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Seeking volunteer naturalists in the SF Bay Area

October 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Nature education and activities, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Volunteer

We are looking for people to teach children about birds at our Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary. Audubon’s Birds Volunteer Naturalists will: Receive training once a week for 5 weeks to learn to lead programs, manage student groups, become familiar with program materials and understand Audubon’s mission. Lead small groups of children on hour […]

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Richardson Bay Audubon Center is a great place to Exit the Highway

July 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Birding, National Audubon Society, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

TogetherGreen (a partnership of Audubon and Toyota) is doing a great promotion this summer called Exit the Highway, which encourages folks to get out in nature — and possibly win a new Prius. They’ve provided a bunch of cool itineraries, and are asking folks to share their own destinations. The itinerary for the Bay Area […]

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New Richardson Bay ecologist profiled

June 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

Our colleagues at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary just brought on a new ecologist to help with restoration projects. Rachel Spadafore has also been interning at the Golden Gate Audubon Society, and their blog recently did a great profile of her. We’re stoked to have her on board. (photo by Ilana DeBare) Share on Facebook

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