From the Green Hairstreak Butterfly in Golden Gate Heights to the Pacific Chorus Frog in Potrero Hill, San Francisco is home to diverse species. Visit natural areas in the city to discover birds, butterflies, and beautiful wildflowers!
Birds (Herons, Geese, Belted Kingfisher)
Green Hairstreak Corridor
Golden Gate Heights
Butterflies, hawks, songbirds
Heron’s Head Park
Birds (California Clapper Rail, Black Oystercatcher)
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Birds (Townsend's Warbler, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Bewick's Wren)
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Golden Gate Park
Birds, native plants
Stories of San Francisco Species (PDF) - Learn about city’s indigenous critters, including birds, butterflies, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
Green Connection Maps - Learn about long-term plans to restore local habitat and improve 115 miles of San Francisco streets.
San Francisco is located in a global biodiversity hotspot.