American Avocets at Pier 94 in San Francisco

Photo: Lee Karney

Join Golden Gate Audubon and the California Academy of Sciences in bioblitzing this hidden gem along the bay in southeast San Francisco!

Nature—with the help of hardworking Golden Gate Audubon volunteers—is reclaiming a hidden wetland consisting of nearly five acres of isolated industrial land near Pier 94 on San Francisco’s southern waterfront. Located in the shadow of container ships and heavy equipment, the restored salt marsh and adjacent upland provides valuable habitat for birds, butterflies, and small mammals.

Join us on Saturday, April 1st at 9 AM at Pier 94 (480 Amador St).  We'll explore the area and document everything we can find for a couple hours, then we'll all come back together to upload our observations, see what everyone else found, and get help with IDs.  

What is a bioblitz?

A bioblitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location, bringing professional scientists and amateur citizen scientists together. Together, we’ll look for snails, salamanders, birds, butterflies, other insects, spiders, trees, worms, flowers, and everything else we can find!

Check out other Bay Area bioblitzes that you can participate in.

Who can participate?

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring your curiosity, a smart phone with the iNaturalist app downloaded (or digital camera), and tons of enthusiasm.

Don't have an iNat account yet? No problem! Sign up for an iNaturalist account, then download the app for your iPhone or Android.

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