The Eden Landing Ecological Reserve is approximately 6,400 acres of restored salt ponds, adjacent diked marshes, and transitional areas to uplands that are managed for resident and migratory waterbirds and tidal marsh habitats and species. The San Francisco Bay region provides varied habitat for many plant species that support wintering and migrating waterfowl, as well as shorebirds and mammals. Waterfowl species commonly seen in the area include mallard, Northern shoveler and pintail, ruddy duck, canvasback, widgeon, gadwall, scaup and Canada goose, among many others. In marsh areas, egrets, herons, stilts, avocets and sandpipers rest and prey on invertebrates in the shallow water and exposed mud flats. Managed salt ponds and diked area also support wintering ducks. Tidal marsh habitat also acts as a significant nursery habitat for species of anadromous fish such as salmon and steelhead.
For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Napa office at (707) 944-5500 or John Krause, CDFW Reserve Manager, at (415) 454-8050.