features : Hiking Spot
Rare species habitat
Timings : Open 7 A.M. to 8 P.M
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Bair Island is a swampland spread over 3,000 acres in Redwood City, California. It is adjacent to the Steinberger slough in the northwest and the Redwood Creek in the southeast. This is the largest island in the South Bay. It encompasses three islands - Inner, Middle, and Outer Islands. This Island is a part of Don Edward San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge manages the whole Island group.
Bair Island is a significant natural marshland. It is a crucial habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna. Many aquatic and terrestrial species dwell in this region, which includes the endangered California clapper rail, Salt marsh harvest mouse. Other species which you can counter here are cotton-tail rabbits, peregrine falcons, egrets, stilts, and more. It is also a vital stoppage for birds on the Pacific flyway. Also, the Corkscrew Slough intersects this island, which is a prime haul-out spot of the Harbor seals. Further, in the sloughs, at the farther stretches of the island, you may spot large ray fishes and small leopard sharks. There is an eight miles route circumscribing the closer observation region.