News for Natural San Francisco

In the heart of the city, San Francisco has astounding biological diversity

San Francisco is located in a global biodiversity hotspot. Our city contains dozens of natural ecological communities, harboring a diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, rare and endangered species, and over 450 native plants.

- SF Environment Update
A number of the 21 species of ducks found in San Francisco are dabbling ducks.
- SF Environment Update
Rainy season and ducks in San Francisco.
- SF Environment Update
Every fall San Francisco gets thousands of avian tourists.
- SF Environment Update
El Polin Spring and the avian changing of the guard.
- SF Environment Update
Introduction to San Francisco’s wild birds, and our famous parrots.