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Bair Island & Corkscrew Slough
Location Description

Bair Island Ecological Preserve is a little known jewel of the Bay, and a great place to see a remnant of the past. Before San Francisco bay was developed, wetlands dominated the area, and provided home for many plants, animals and fish. Over 85% of those original wetlands have been filled in for development, providing us few locations to view what the bay would have been like in the early 1900’s. Home to over 126 species of birds, 13 species of mammals, and 63 species of fish, Bair Island is a great place to view wildlife right in our own backyard. Opportunities on this adventure include exploring Corkscrew Slough, a narrow channel that snakes its way through the island. Remarkable shell covered beaches, protected water and abundant wildlife will have you asking why you hadn’t taken time to discover Bair Island sooner.

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