Bird Watching in Novato

In Novato, bird watching holidays  have never been better. So, grab your binoculars and discover bird watching paradise at nearby Rush Creek Preserve,  a tranquil, 500-acre expanse of wetlands stretching east along Highway 101 off the San Marin/Atherton exit at the northern end of Novato. This area is a favorite destination  for groups on bird watching  holidays in Novato.

Teeming with over 196 documented resident and migratory species of birds and waterfowl, this active marsh is also a likely place to spot mule deer, fox, rabbits, bobcat, coyotes and other wildlife. Lucky bird watchers  may even glimpse hovering Peregrine falcons and other birds of prey hoping to score a meal in the lush riparian habitat.

A flat, mostly unshaded trail accessible to hikers, cyclists, and equestrians follows the contour of the wetlands through a picturesque grassland dotted with seasonal wildflowers, California bay, buckeye, coastal oak, and the largest stand of Blue Oak trees in Marin County. Dogs allowed on leash only.


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