San Francisco’s South Eastern Waterfront

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

2009-2011 under review

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 volunteeer monitoring census March through August.  Contact if you are interested in participating.