Date: 11/13/17 11:58 am From: <herring.spawn...> [northbaybirds] <northbaybirds-noreply...> Subject: [NBB] San Francisco Bay herring spawning events
Pacific herring will soon be spawning in San Francisco Bay. If you see what you think or know might be a herring spawning event, please post to this listserv to let this community know! Even small spawning events usually attract a feeding frenzy of waterbirds feasting on the fish and eggs. Spawns tend to occur from November through March on the Marin shoreline from the Golden Gate Bridge through China Camp; Richardon's Bay; Point Richmond; San Francisco and South San Francisco Waterfront; and sometimes the Alameda and Oakland shorelines. The first birds that arrive are usually brown pelicans, grebes and gulls. Then ducks and shorebirds arrive to feed on the eggs.