Conservation Issues

The south eastern waterfront in San Francisco is a site for feeding, roosting and nesting birds. Pier structures along the bay are currently used by a variety of bird species. These piers contain toxic materials (creosote) and are slated for removal by the Port of San Francisco once funding becomes available. A variety of waterbirds depend on the bay all year.


Golden Gate Bird Alliance has partnered with San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory to monitor the birds along the south eastern waterfront.


2008 Report

2007 Report


  • Document the bird species that depend on San Francisco Bay along San Francisco’s south eastern waterfront.
  • Expand habitat for birds and other wildlife in and along San Francisco Bay.
  • Collaborate with the Port of San Francisco, the San Francisco Planning Department and other agencies and groups on proposed development projects and opportunities for parks and open space.
  • Offer educational and recreational opportunities to residents, and visitors and to people that work near the south eastern waterfront in San Francisco

What You Can Do

  • Contact our San Francisco Conservation Committee to find out how you can help us reach out to the surrounding community by providing educational resources and field trips.
  • Join our volunteer monitoring census March through August.  Contact if you are interested in participating.