We invite you to visit us at either our Palomarin Field Station in Bolinas, CA or our headquarters in Petaluma, CA.  We welcome researchers, historians, and students the opportunity to visit and access our library collection at our Petaluma headquarters.  In addition, we have field staff located at remote offices throughout California. 

A full staff list with bio's, emails, and office phone numbers can be found on our Meet Our Team page.  If you'd like the mailing address for other off-site locations, please contact Heather Kurland.

Point Blue Headquarters:  Petaluma, CA

3820 Cypress Drive #11
Petaluma, CA
94954
707-781-2555
Directions

Palomarin Field Station

999 Mesa Road (for UPS/FedEx)
PO Box 1157 (for U.S. Postal Service)
Bolinas CA 94924
415-868-0655
Directions

 

Directions to Point Blue Headquarters

From Highway 101 (north or south): Take 101 to Petaluma. Take Lakeville Hwy., 116 East exit. Turn onto Lakeville (LEFT) east bound), go approximately 3 blocks from highway overpass. Turn right onto South McDowell. Turn right onto Cypress, second building on right. Follow parking lot to the back end at Shollenberger Park wetlands.

From I-80, Central Valley and points east: I-80 to 37 East towards Napa and
San Rafael. From Hwy 37 go north (right) on Lakeville Hwy. (also Hwy. 116) at the stop light (just east of Petaluma River bridge). Head north 9 miles or so. Make first left on to Pine View Way at office complex and follow Pine View to the end. Make a right onto Cypress. Our building is on the left. Follow parking lot to the back end at Shollenberger Park wetlands.
 

From West Marin: Take Point Reyes-Petaluma Rd to Petaluma's D Street. Turn right onto Lakeville. Turn right onto South McDowell. Turn right onto Cypress, second building on right. Follow parking lot to the back end at Shollenberger Park wetlands.

Alternate Scenic Route: From Hwy 37 go north on Lakeville Hwy. (also Hwy. 116) at the Hwy. 116 stop light (just east of Petaluma R. bridge). Head north 9 miles or so. Make first left on to Pine View Way at office complex and follow Pine View to the end. Make a right onto Cypress. Our building is on the left. Follow parking lot to the back end at Shollenberger Park wetlands.

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Directions to Palomarin Field Station

From Golden Gate Bridge and 101 Northbound:
Proceed on 101 North to the 1st Mill Valley Exit marked “STINSON BEACH RT. 1”.  Exit bearing right, and proceed to main traffic light at Tam Junction.  At light, turn left onto Shoreline Highway, following signs to Stinson Beach.  Follow Shoreline Highway to coast and north for approximately 1/2 hour.  You will enter Stinson Beach, where there is one stop sign.  Proceed through stop sign for approximately 5 miles.  Bolinas Lagoon is on your left.  Just after the Lagoon ends, there is an unmarked turn-off to the left. Turn left here, go one block and turn left again.   Follow this road around the other side of the Lagoon towards Bolinas.  Turn left at the first stop sign. .  The second stop sign will be MESA ROAD.  Take a right onto MESA ROAD (See green road sign “Point Reyes Bird Obs. 4 Mi”).  Point Reyes Bird Observatory is 4 miles down Mesa Road.  The road will turn into a dirt road at about 3-1/4 miles. Follow the dirt road until you see the sign for PRBO on your left.  Turn in at the dirt driveway on your left and you are there!

From Petaluma:
From Petaluma Boulevard South, turn WEST onto “D” Street.  Proceed out of Petaluma on “D” Street, which becomes the Petaluma-Point Reyes Road.  Proceed ~ 15 miles, where you will come to the “T” intersection heading toward the town of Point Reyes.  DO NOT TURN RIGHT TOWARD TOWN OF POINT REYES !!!  You will proceed FORWARD at this intersection, at which time you are now on Platform Bridge Road.  Proceed 2 miles along this windy road (WATCH FOR ICE IN WINTER !!!) You will arrive at a “T” intersection, where you will turn RIGHT onto Sir Frances Drake Blvd.  Proceed 2 miles along this windy road.  You will arrive at a “T” intersection in Olema, where you will turn LEFT onto Shoreline Highway (Hwy 1).   From Olema go south on Rt. 1 for approximately 8-10 miles.  Look for an unmarked paved rd (Olema Bolinas Rd) on your right, across from a white farm house, just before the Bolinas Lagoon.  (If the lagoon is on your right hand side, you have just missed the turn off to Olema Bolinas Rd.).  Veer right on Olema Bolinas Road.  Follow this road around the right side of the Lagoon towards Bolinas (lagoon will be to your left now).   Turn left at the first stop sign.  The second stop sign will be MESA ROAD.  Take a right onto MESA ROAD (See green road sign “Point Reyes Bird Obs. 4 Mi”).  Point Reyes Bird Observatory is 4 miles down Mesa Road.  The road will turn into a dirt road at about 3-1/4 miles. Follow the dirt road until you see the sign for PRBO on your left.  Turn in at the dirt driveway on your left and you are there! Please let me know if you have any questions about this.


From Santa Rosa and 101 Southbound:
Southbound 101 travelers from the Santa Rosa area can take the Lakeville St. (Hwy 116) exit off 101 in Petaluma.  Turn right onto "Lakeville St," heading toward Petaluma away from highway.  Proceed for 1-2 miles and turn left on "D St".  Proceed out of Petaluma on “D” Street, which becomes the Petaluma-Point Reyes Road.  Proceed ~ 15 miles, where you will come to the “T” intersection heading toward the town of Point Reyes.  DO NOT TURN RIGHT TOWARD TOWN OF POINT REYES !!!  You will proceed FORWARD at this intersection, at which time you are now on Platform Bridge Road.  Proceed 2 miles along this windy road (WATCH FOR ICE IN WINTER !!!) You will arrive at a “T” intersection, where you will turn RIGHT onto Sir Frances Drake Blvd.  Proceed 2 miles along this windy road.  You will arrive at a “T” intersection in Olema, where you will turn LEFT onto Shoreline Highway (Hwy 1).   From Olema go south on Rt. 1 for approximately 8-10 miles.  Look for an unmarked paved rd (Olema Bolinas Rd) on your right, across from a white farm house, just before the Bolinas Lagoon.  (If the lagoon is on your right hand side, you have just missed the turn off to Olema Bolinas Rd.).  Veer right on Olema Bolinas Road.  Follow this road around the right side of the Lagoon towards Bolinas.   Turn left at the first stop sign.  The second stop sign will be MESA ROAD.  Take a right onto MESA ROAD (See green road sign “Point Reyes Bird Obs. 4 Mi”).  Point Reyes Bird Observatory is 4 miles down Mesa Road.  The road will turn into a dirt road at about 3-1/4 miles. Follow the dirt road until you see the sign for PRBO on your left.  Turn in at the dirt driveway on your left and you are there!

From Richmond Bridge or San Rafael:
After you cross Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, get onto Route 101 NORTH.
Go about 1 mile, and then Exit Route 101 at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Rafael.
Follow Sir Francis Drake about 18 miles until Olema.  You will arrive at a “T” intersection in Olema, where you will turn LEFT onto Shoreline Highway (Hwy 1).   From Olema go south on Rt. 1 for approximately 8-10 miles.  Look for an unmarked paved rd (Olema Bolinas Rd) on your right, across from a white farm house, just before the Bolinas Lagoon.  (If the lagoon is on your right hand sign, you have just missed the turn off to Olema Bolinas Rd.).  Veer right on Olema Bolinas Road. Follow this road around the right side of the Lagoon towards Bolinas.   Turn left at the first stop sign. .  The second stop sign will be MESA ROAD.  Take a right onto MESA ROAD (See green road sign “Point Reyes Bird Obs. 4 Mi”).  Point Reyes Bird Observatory is 4 miles down Mesa Road.  The road will turn into a dirt road at about 3-1/4 miles. Follow the dirt road until you see the sign for PRBO on your left.  Turn in at the dirt driveway on your left and you are there!

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