Easy trails along marshes and grasslands and great views of the East Bay hills and San Francisco Bay make this park a favorite with birders and hikers.
Coyote Hills Regional Park borders the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and offers excellent birding opportunities, especially in the winter months. The park’s more than 1,000 acres encompass hilly grasslands offering great views of the Bay Area as well as marshy wetland habitats. The park has hiking and biking trails and anchors thewestern leg of the 12-mile-long Alameda Creek Trail, which extends eastthrough Fremont to Niles Canyon.
The visitor center offers exhibits on natural history and the California Indians who originally inhabited the region. A bird and butterfly nectar garden is adjacent to the visitor center.
Come here toward the end of a sunny day in winter for excellent birding and beautiful light. This is a nice stroll past three distinct marsh habitats in Coyote Hills Regional Park. You start out near the main freshwater marsh at the visitor center. On a sunny day in January, we saw lots of birds […]