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Aramburu Island Restoration film by FWS Pacific South West

July 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

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Celebrate World Oceans Day

June 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay, seabirds

Guest post by Jordan Wellwood, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary The first time I remember seeing a Surf Scoter it was living up to its name. I couldn’t tell if it was playing or feeding, but it was in the surf on the north shore of Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore, and […]

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They started out as strangers but a deep love of the environment brought them together

May 29th, 2014 · Comments Off · Nature education and activities, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Guest post by Marisela Alvarez Education and Engagement Manager, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary  On Friday, May 16th the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary celebrated their first ever Audubon Youth Leaders graduating. The elegant event took place in the Lyford House in honor of our six Youth Leaders Kacie Cox, Richard Serrano Diaz, Mario […]

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Bay area kids turn out in force to support ocean conservation and birds

May 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Nature education and activities, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

More than 800 students from San Francisco and Marin County schools came to the rescue of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach this morning. They had already learned about the ocean, watersheds, how important it is to keep them clean and healthy (no matter where they live), and their own impact on the marine environment. This morning, […]

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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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