Bothin Marsh Preserve

A cherished stretch of shoreline surrounded by residential communities.

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Naturalist Notes

  • This tidal wetland is a small reminder of the vast salt marshes that once surrounded San Francisco Bay.
  • The marsh serves more than 400 species of migratory birds traveling on the Pacific Flyway. Observe birds and wildlife quietly from a distance. Migrating birds are resting after their long flights.
  • The preserve is home to the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and Ridgeway's rail.
  • Bothin Marsh is at the center of discussions about how climate change is affecting Marin coastlines.
  • Check out the iNaturalist field guide. Add your own observations.


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Know Before You Go

  • Stay on roads and trails to preserve sensitive ecosystems and to avoid trespassing on private property.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. Trails can be muddy during the rainy season.
  • Bring water.
  • There are no restrooms at this location.
  • Steer clear of poison oak.
  • After an outing, check for ticks.