3820 Cypress Drive, Suite #11
Petaluma, CA 94954 USA
phone: (707) 781-2555
fax: (707) 765-1685
Open Monday through Friday,
9:00am to 5:00pm.
Point Blue is headquartered in Petaluma, California along the Petaluma River. Our office is adjacent to a 261-acre parcel of protected wetlands and uplands, and with direct access out of our front door to Shollenberger Park, a popular haven for birders and nature lovers on the Petaluma River.
Embodying our vision of a healthy planet, our building is powered by 100% local and renewal energy and furnished with ecologically friendly carpeting, paint, office cubbies, shades, tiling and countertops. We also use diffused light from skylights accompanied by energy efficient light bulbs to conserve energy. In 2013, Point Blue became a certified Sonoma County Green Business.
The outside of the building is landscaped with low water native plants. Our partner, the Petaluma Wetlands Alliance (PWA) is removing non-native invasive plants around Shollenberger Marsh and replacing them with native plants to support diverse native wildlife populations.
999 Mesa Road
Bolinas CA 94924
phone: (415) 868-0655
ext. 395 mist-net hotline
Our unstaffed visitor center is open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Bird-banding demonstration schedule: May to Thanksgiving- sunrise to noon every day but Monday; Thanksgiving to May- sunrise to noon Wednesdays and Weekends; Closed on all major holidays.
Palomarin Field Station
The Palomarin Field Station is one of America’s premier locations for long-term studies on birds and their habitats. Located at the southern end of the Point Reyes National Seashore, our biologists at the station have been conducting research since 1966 to understand changes—both natural and human-created— and guide conservation action.
The Palomarin Field Station is the only Point Blue field site that’s open to the public on a regular basis. We welcome about 5,000 visitors every year. Small group drop-in visits welcome, for groups of 7 or more, please contact us to schedule a visit.
What you can do at Palomarin:
• Join banders in checking the mist nets for birds.
• Watch as birds are banded and measured in the lab, then released unharmed.
• Learn about our science through interactive displays.
• Take a walk on the wild side on the nature trail with this intern-created nature trail guide.
• Meet passionate science interns from around the world.