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Birding in the Bay Area

Alum Rock Park

Key species to spot include: Golden Eagles

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Key species to spot include: Black-bellied Plovers, Clapper Rails, Cinnamon Teals, Dunlins, Western Snowy Plovers, White-tailed Kites and Wrentits

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve

Key species to spot include: Cinnamon Teals, Common Murres, egrets, loons, rails, sandpipers

Hawk Hill (Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy)

Don’t miss the fall raptor migration! Hawk Hill is open to the public daily, with Golden Gate Raptor Observatory volunteers counting raptors to study the migration and help with identification of rare Buteos like the Ferruginous Hawk from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through December 6 (weather permitting).

Palo Alto Baylands

Key species to spot include: Black Rails and Clapper Rails

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Offers field trips for a variety of birding interests.

Shoreline at Mountain View

Key species to spot include: Black Rails and Clapper Rails

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