E. Carlson, 1999

Refuge Environmental Education Center
(408) 262-5513

Five minutes from Silicon Valley and you are in Sanctuary. Walking along the pickle weed and codgrass, you will be entertained by the sounds of Marbled Godwits, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Red-necked Grebes, Sharp-shinned hawks, and Rufous-crowned Sparrows, to name but a few.

Fifty years ago, you would have seen Brown Boobys, Magnificent Frigatebirds, Least Bitterns, Buff-breasted Sandpipers, and perhaps even a Fulvous Whistling-Duck.