Novato, California

Michael Gedney & Shih-Po Hsu

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Novato, California

Vintage Oaks at Novato,
104 Vintage Way, Suite A-7
Novato, CA 94945

Phone: (415) 893-0500
Fax: (415) 893-0511
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Located between Macy's Furniture/BevMo and Pier 1.

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Local Bird Resources

We've organized the following links in some broad subsections, but the categories certainly aren't exclusive of each other. Many wildlife hospitals engage in broader education or advocacy, most groups studying birds also enjoy watching them, and groups leading bird walks are often engaged in the conservation of wildlife habitat.

Watching Birds and Bird Walks

Marin County Parks and Open Space

Organizes regular bird walks and other naturalist-led programs.

Marin Aububon

The Marin Audubon Society works for the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems and organizes regular bird walks open to the public.

Madrone Audubon

The Madrone Audubon Society promotes education, enjoyment, and protection of the natural world, especially birds. They are based primarily in Sonoma County, but offer frequent bird walks throughout the North Bay.

Golden Gate Audubon

The Golden Gate Audubon society has a huge and active membership in their territory encompassing San Francisco and the urban East Bay.

Wildlife Hospitals/Help for Injured Birds


Located in San Rafael, Wildcare provides care for ill, orphaned or injured wild animals, environmental education, and wildlife advocacy. Visit their page on animal aid for information on what to do if you find an injured bird or other animal.

Marin Humane Society

If you are unable or uncomfortable capturing or handling an animal to bring it to WildCare yourself, you can call the Marin Humane Society 24 hours a day at 415-883-4621 x1. This number is for Marin County Residents only.

Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue

Located in Petaluma, Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue helps care for injured wildlife, including larger birds. For small songbirds, see below. They also engage in nature education, including tours of their hilltop campus featuring their non-releasable animals (including mountain lions!).

Bird Rescue Center of Sonoma County

The Bird Rescue Center rehabilitates all native bird species at its Santa Rosa location as well as conducting educational presentations throughout the North Bay. 

Native Songbird Care & Conservation

Formerly known as the Songbird Hospital, this Sebastopol organization cares for smaller songbirds (not including crows, jays, ravens or non-natives such as starlings, pigeons and house sparrows).

Bird Conservation and Science

The Hungry Owl Project

The Hungry Owl Project aims to reduce the need for harmful pesticides & rodenticides by encouraging natural predators, through conservation of habitat, erecting nest boxes when appropriate, research, and education.

Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

The mission of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is to study migrating birds of prey along the Pacific coast and to promote public awareness of the state of raptor populations. They organize a volunteer counting and banding program each fall at Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands.

Point Blue Conservation Science

Originally known as the Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO), Point Blue is dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife, and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach. Membership supports their work in science, education, and conservation, gives you a subscription to their journal Observer, and grants you free participation in their monthly bird walks. Their fall Bird-A-Thon is a fun and popular fundraising bird count.

Other Friends of the Store

Jim Coda's website and blog

Jim Coda is a great local photographer who takes pictures of birds and mammals locally, in Yellowstone National Park, and elsewhere.

Bird vs. Bird Designs

Bird vs. Bird Designs features the artwork and craft of Bess Petty of Oakland, who takes her own illustrations of local birds and puts them on nifty things like coin purses, coasters, and magnets, often using recycled or salvaged materials. We carry several of Bess' products in the store.

Marin Art & Garden Center

The Marin Art & Garden Center is a vibrant, enriching community resource that supports and encourages the arts, horticulture, history, and environmental conservation. Their Bird and Butterfly Garden is used by Marin Master Gardeners in hosting elementary school field trips to teach children about the pleasures of attracting native wildlife to their backyard. The garden is a beautiful example of pesticide-free, sustainable landscaping for birds, butterflies, and other animals.