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2017 Skaggs Island Bird Tours

January 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 28, 2017

Join our guided bird tour every Tuesday in January and February 2017 at Skaggs Island – part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Skaggs Island, a former Naval Communication Station, is located near California State Route 37 between Novato and Vallejo. The 4,400-acre Skaggs Island supports deer, birds of prey, coyote, egrets, herons, and assorted other wildlife that use the various grasslands, shrub stands, ephemeral pools, old drainage channels, and nonnative eucalyptus trees as habitat.

This tour will focus on the many raptors that winter on Skaggs Island. Possible sightings could include: white-tailed kites, Northern harriers, rough-legged hawks, merlins, American kestrels, golden eagle, peregrine falcons, ferruginous hawks, and several species of owls.

Join Tim Behr of Golden Gate Raptor Observatory on this raptor/bird tour in an area normally closed to the public. This tour will take approximately 3 hours and will be primarily a car tour with little walking. Wear layers and sturdy shoes, and bring binoculars, spotting scopes, sunscreen, water and snacks. There are no restroom facilities at the site.

No RSVP necessary

Meet at the white gate on Skaggs Island Road at Highway 37 (located approximately 4 miles east of Highway 121 (please be on time as this gate will be closed once the tour begins)

Directions: http://www.fws.gov/uploadedfiles/skaggsdirections.pdf

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, & 31 and February 7, 14, 21, & 28

NOTE: Rain cancels. Fog and /or drizzle may cancel, but will be determined on site.


January 10, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge
707-769-4200 (x 102)