Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for a walking tour at Bair Island! You’ll be guided by POST ambassadors who will share the history of this beautiful protected space, information about the species that live there, and what you can do to contribute.
This easy 1.5 mile walk with little to no elevation gain will highlight the wetlands and the marine life that live within, such as: endangered Ridgway’s rails, salt marsh harvest mice, cottontail rabbits, peregrine falcons, pelicans, egrets, terns, and stilts. We recommend bringing binoculars to catch sight of some of the beautiful birds at Bair Island.
Please note that dogs are not allowed at this Community Walk and that all minors must be accompanied by a parent and guardian for the entirety of the walk.
Please also note that we have very limited capacity for this event. If you register and can no longer attend, please be sure to cancel your reservation or reach out to us.
This event is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public and POST donors alike, and we hope you will join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donor community. Find out more about how you can support POST here: openspacetrust.org/support.
**Please note this walk is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Keep an eye on your inbox closer to the date of the event for updates and news**
COVID-19 Guidelines: In compliance with the state of California Department of Public Health Guidance, we ask that all unvaccinated individuals wear a mask while participating in this event unless otherwise exempt. Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals during this event. In addition, we ask that you do not attend this event if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms including: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea. You will be asked to confirm agreement to this policy during the registration process.
Bair Island is part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The marsh area actually consists of three islands: Inner, Middle, and Outer. The Bair Island Ecological Reserve consists of close to 2,000 acres of protected land. It is a critical habitat to several species of birds, fish, and even mice.
Peninsula Open Space Trust protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since 1977, POST has protected over 78,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties.
The US Fish & Wildlife Services manages National wildlife refuges, protects endangered species, manages migratory birds, and restores nationally significant fisheries, such as the The Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge a 30,000-acre oasis for millions of migratory birds and endangered species.