June 22, 2013
Join us for a look at this traditional winter birding spot and see what June is like. We will visit one of the Bay’s most significant Tern nesting sites: Caspian, Forster’s and Least Terns all nest here, and occasionally even a pair or two of the Bay’s enigmatic Skimmers (far north of where Skimmers otherwise nest, in Orange County, CA). We will also look for baby Stilts and Avocets. The tern colony can be very active; so while overall diversity is down from winter, there should be no lack of action.
We will meet at the shoreline interpretive center and walk out to the tern colony and return, approximately 3 miles on flat, unpaved roads. For directions, go to the website and scroll to the bottom of the page: http://www.haywardrec.org/hayshore.html. Portapotty; no water.
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This summer, a walk in the Hayward Hills promises to be special indeed. Last year we were mesmerized by a family of Hooded Orioles as they showed off their striking golden plumage and performed antics in the trees. Cool songbirds like that should abound along the hilly trail we will explore. Meet at the Garin Parking lot. Directions can be found athttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/garin Ages 12+. $5.
July 7, 2013
Discuss the unique and interesting history of the Bay Area ranging from 300,000 years ago to the opening of the shoreline park. Walk through remnants left by settlers who worked at the shoreline over one hundred years ago. Ages 18+. $8.
July 13, 2013
Young birds abound this time of year, so today we will boost our spirits and seek out some of our lesser spotted juveniles: Black-crowned Night Herons. They look surprisingly different than their parents, and it’s fun to compare and contrast them. Meet at the Interpretive Center, and we’ll head into the freshwater marsh where the dense tule grow. Ages 12+. $5.
July 21, 2013
If you know where to look, you can see caterpillars crawling in plain site at the shoreline. Learn about how butterflies live and then go outside and learn how to get up close to these fantastic insects. Ages 3+. $5.
August 18, 2013
Animals tend to hide from people, but the signs they leave can be found everywhere at the shoreline if you know where to look. Explore tracks, scat, nests, and burrows while hiking through a trail normally closed to the public. Age 7+. $8.