• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Birds of the Bay

A close-up of the head of a western gull.

A western gull.

NPS Dan Ng

Bird walks are on Saturdays, 10-11:30 am. Dates vary. Meet at the entrance to Hyde Street Pier. FREE. For information call the Visitor Center, 415-447-5000 between 9:30am and 5pm.

All are welcome including children and beginners. We will view water, shore, citified, and migratory birds on this easy stroll. There will be a brief orientation to spotting birds, and to using guidebooks and binoculars. Dress in layers with sun hat and sunscreen. Bring your own guidebooks and binoculars if you have them.

 
A brown pelican floating on the water.
This is a brown pelican!
NPS, Will Elder

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