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Palomarin Field Station & Point Reyes Bird Observatory

  • 999 Mesa Rd. Map It
  • Bolinas
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Birders adore Point Blue Conservation Science, which maintains the Palomarin Field Station and the Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO) that are located in the southernmost part of Point Reyes National Seashore. The Field Station, open daily from sunrise to sunset, has excellent interpretive exhibits, including a comparative display of real birds' talons. The surrounding woods harbor some 200 bird species. As you hike the quiet trails through forest and along ocean cliffs, you're likely to see biologists banding birds to aid in the study of their life cycles. Visit Point Blue's website for detailed directions and to find out when banding will occur.

Sight Information


999 Mesa Rd., Bolinas, California, 94924, USA

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415-868–0655-field station, use ext. 395 to check conditions; 707-781–2555-headquarters

Published 07/06/2016


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