Explore the plants and animals that call our region home and make San Francisco Bay a unique natural resource.
The SF Bay is an estuary and unique home to dozens of mammals, hundreds of birds, and thousands of invertebrates. Explore the phenomenon of interdependence, or the amazing adaptations Bay species have acquired, or just come birding with us.
Download the Ecosystem Explorer Guide here.
To explore the biodiversity of bird species in the Bay you’ll need this worksheet. Use it on any of the birds in this video, or look for a bird at home or at school.
Biotic and abiotic components change between ecosystems
Flowers are important, zoom in on this plant part to learn why
Organisms adapt to fill a specific niche in an ecosystem
Explore the flora and fauna that call the Bay home
Discover the interdependence within an ecosystem
Observe Plants through scientific illustration