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King Tide Bair Island Interpretive Walk

Learn about this beautiful protected space, and join us for a walking tour of Bair Island during the King Tide! Led by docent Vicki Martell, this hike will take you through ~1.5 miles of paved trails. Bair Island is part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

King tides happen just a few times a year and reaches over 9 feet at Bair Island (about 1-2 feet higher than normal). As we walk along the 3-4 mile flat, out and back trail, we will talk about what causes King tides, expectations for sea level rise in the area, and how restoring tidal marsh can help protect us against sea level rise. We will see the tide rising to over 9 feet at about 11am. We may see migratory birds, so bring your binoculars. We’ll meet rain or shine. Come see what our future sea level may look like.

The interpretive walking tour will highlight the wetlands and the marine life that live within, such as: Endangered Ridgeway’s rails and salt marsh harvest mice. Also cottontail rabbits, peregrine falcons, pelicans, egrets, terns, and stilts. Make sure to bring binoculars to catch sight of some of the beautiful birds at Bair Island.

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Friday, 01/20/23


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Bair Island Wildlife Refuge & Trail

3 Uccelli Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94063