San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Directions: The refuge is located along the northern edge of San Pablo Bay between Vallejo and the Petaluma River. A trail to Tubbs Island, the only portion of the refuge accessible by foot, begins near the junction of Highways 121 and 37.

Primary Wildlife: Primary wintering area for the Pacific Flyway canvasback population. Migration staging area and wintering area for a variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, and other water birds. Endangered species using the area include California brown pelican, California clapper rail, and salt marsh harvest mouse. Saltwater fishes include striped bass, surfperch, sturgeon, starry flounder, leopard shark, topsmelt, and anchovy.

Habitat: Approximately 12,000 acres of estuarine habitat including uplands, open water, salt marshes and mudflats.

Recreation and Education: Wildlife observation, study, and photography. Occasional interpretive tours. Trails. Saltwater fishing. Waterfowl and pheasant hunting.

c/o San Francisco Bay NWR Complex
P.O. Box 524
Newark, CA 94560-0524
(415) 792-0222

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 13 Sep 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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