Richardson Bay Audubon Society and Sanctuary
Ways to enjoy our Center & Sanctuary
Hike our 1/2 mile trail
Check out an Exploration backpack
Join a drawing class
Join a bird walk – 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:15am
Have a picnic
Explore our beaches
Tour Lyford House
Join an education program
Learn from our demonstration gardens
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary is open to the public 9am-5pm Monday – Saturday. Our Center is closed most major holidays. Please feel free to contact us to verify hours of operation.
Our Sanctuary is private property. Entering the site when our gates are locked is trespassing. To protect wildlife, pets are not allowed on site.
Take a virtual tour of our site or a photo tour of our Sanctuary.
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
376 Greenwood Beach Road
Tiburon, CA 94920
San Francisco Bay
Work in collaboration with San Francisco State University continues looking at seeding and whole plant propagation techniques and if bat ray fences give the seeds a better chance of survival.
Work funded by San Francisco Foundation in collaboration with San Francisco State University began in January 2007 to look at how water depth relates to eelgrass restoration success. This work includes:
Planting eelgrass at four depths (+1, 0, -2 and -3 feet tidal heights)
Planting seeds, seedlings and whole plants to see which has the highest success rate.
Modeling bay circulation to look at potential seed dispersal
Core samples will be taken to look at the differences between species diversity inside and outside eelgrass beds.
Plans are in place to plant 500 adult shoots and 500 seeds between September 2007 October 2008.
We are currently mapping the distribution of eelgrass within the Sanctuary using kayaks (rentals donated by Sea Trek) and GPS units.