The 268-acre Redwood Shores Ecological Reserve is a salt marsh consisting of excellent stands of cord grass and pickleweed on the marsh side of the levee. Vegetation on the levees consists of gum plant and other upland plant types. The gum plant is preferred nesting habitat for the Bay salt marsh song sparrow. The marsh area also provides feeding areas for rails and herons. The adjacent exposed mud flats provide foraging areas for a wide variety of shorebirds. The resident white-tailed kite, short-eared owl and marsh harrier forage for rodents in the marsh and upland areas.
For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Napa office at (707) 944-5500.