SITE 3
B STREET PIER


Directions: Go 0.5 mile west on Front Street to B Street, turn left and go 0.8 mile to parking circle at foot of the pier, ADA accessible.

Amenities:

camping lodging food gas accessible bird by car picnic area

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ponsor:  Sutter Coast Hospital
 
Description: On the harbor side of B Street, on the opposite side of the treatment plant, note the thick clumps of willow shrubs and brambles tucked up against a little bluff. This vegetation is a magnet for songbirds. The clearing in front attracted California’s first recorded Bristle-thighed Curlew in May 1998. On the way out to the pier, check both sides of the roadway for birds. On the jetty side, look for open country birds such as American Pipit, House Finch, sparrows, and blackbirds. Ravens are almost always evident. On the harbor side is a shorebird roost rock and a reliable place to spot Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, sandpipers, and occasionally a small flock of Marbled Godwit. From anywhere on the pier itself, look for an assortment of waterbirds such as Pacific loon, Black Scoter, Western Grebe, and Black-legged Kittiwake. License not required to fish or crab from the pier.
 
b street pier map
 
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