Hear The Bay

Bay wildlife can be as chatty as any brunch guest, so take a moment of silence this Bay Day to eavesdrop! Birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, and even plants can generate their own unique noises, which our Hear the Bay Adventure will help you to interpret. Then, listen to some more familiar voices and go on our selected Bay Trail audio tours.

Join The Bay Trail for an App-driven audio tour. Walk the Bay Trail and listen to narrated tours from Bay Area TV personality Doug McConnell. You can explore nine Bay Area counties and 47 cities on the 500-mile walking and cycling path that runs along the entire San Francisco Bay. It’s a way to hear and learn about the Bay in a whole new way!

Here’s how it works:

  • Download Vizzit Places in the App Store or Android
  • Select your tour location
  • Start walking and listening to Doug McConnell. Driven by GPS, the app detects your location and delivers site-specific content.
Tours We Recommend:
Birth Of The Bay Trail, Hayward

Easy Hike, 2 Miles / 75 Minute Audio Tour
This is the birthplace of the 500-mile San Francisco Bay Trail that will eventually entirely circumnavigate the Bay. Listen to the Bay Trail origin story!

The Three Bairs: Bair Island, Redwood City

Easy Hike, 3 Miles / 90 Minute Audio Tour
Bair Island is an increasingly wild kingdom and gateway to nature. See marshes and nature evolve and expand before your eyes.

Richmond Home Front Heroes-Rosie The Riveter

Easy Hike, 2 Miles / 60 Minute Audio Tour
Take this easy, beautiful stroll and hear stories about the many contributions made by the civilian women and men who served their country on the home front during the war between 1941 and 1945.

Podcasts & Audio Tracks

If you can’t venture out to hear the sounds of nature, then take a moment to sit back, relax, and listen to one these podcasts or audio tracks. They're great for a rainy day, and you’ll learn about the Bay and hear some of the magical sounds made by local wildlife.

Take an audio and video tour along Highway 37 along the San Pablo Bay.

Hear 14 of the most iconic Bay Area birds sing their songs and download the Natural Guide to Bay Area Birds.

Hear and see the 2010 KQED series, Saving the Bay: The Story of San Francisco Bay.

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