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Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge

San Francisco, CA (SoMa)
408-262-5513
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Ranked #244 of 374 attractions in San Francisco
Owner description: Ducks, grebes, geese and loons, sandpipers, plovers and terns - you're sure to catch sight of at least one of the 80 species of waterfowl that feed... more » Owner description: Ducks, grebes, geese and loons, sandpipers, plovers and terns - you're sure to catch sight of at least one of the 80 species of waterfowl that feed and frolic in this refuge. « less
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

First thing in the morning, during the day or in the evening, this is a wonderful sanctuary for wildlife, including human. The history of Alviso going back to the 1800's is easy to imagine when you visit this preserve. The ghost town of Drawbridge is barely visible but if you look closely you'll see some of it. This is a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Pros: Nice marshes and a nice view from the top of the hill. The marsh had a few birds in it. Cons: Not much to see and a helicopter flying in scared away the few birds that were around. Note: This is probably much better when it's migration season.

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Newark, California
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I live near Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, so I visit often. The weather is pretty good here in the SF Bay Area, so it's always been sunny, though often windy (it is near the bay). The hiking is good and the view is great. Don't have to walk far. Nice historic additions, too. It's near the Dumbarton... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Bay Area of California can be extremely stressful, to say the least, for visitors and residents alike. Just at the foot of the southernmost trans-bay bridge, the Dumbarton, is a wonderful place to take a walk, observe wild flora and fauna, learn a bit about the ecology of the S.F. Bay, and chat with knowledgable Park officials and staff.... More

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

Visited here today with my husband. I have been a few times before in years past but not for several years. This refuge is a great place to see birds and get some exercise. There are a number of paths/trails that wind through this large refuge and people enjoy walking, jogging and biking. I noticed a number of families with... More

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