Citizens' Committee to Complete the Refuge

Working for the protection of Bay Area wetlands

What We Protect

764+ species  

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is home to 764+ different amphibian, bird, plant, mammal and reptile species. Below, for each type of species, you can access a list that includes habitats, scientific names, facts and pictures of some species by clicking on the respective photos on the right. If you want to directly access slideshows of some species use the hyperlinks below.

For a comprehensive species list.

For a slideshow of some species from the five classifications.

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1 Western Fence Lizard Bill PurcellAmphibians and Reptiles (12 species)  

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For a slideshow of some amphibian and reptile species.

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Birds (269 species)1 Barn Swallows Michael Lufting

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For a slideshow of some bird species.

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Fishes (45 species)1 Green Sturgeon USFWS

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For a slideshow of some fish species.

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Mammals (27 species)1 Harbor Seal Aric Crabb

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For a slideshow of some mammal species.

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1 Salt Marsh Pickleweed Aric CrabbPlants (400+ species)

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For a slideshow of some plant species.

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