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Members Only! Meet the Snowy Plover and Least Tern

Thursday, June 23, 2022

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parking lot at 26348 Eden Landing Rd, Hayward (south end of Eden Landing Rd)

37.622173, -122.122530

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The Western Snowy Plover is a federally threatened species, while the California Least Tern is a federally endangered species. Join us on this unique outing to learn more about both species and the efforts to protect them here in the Bay Area. Ben Pearl, Plover and Tern Program Director at the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, will give us a behind-the-scenes tour of Snowy Plover and Least Tern breeding sites at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve. We’ll observe parents and their chicks, learn about the birds’ life history, and hear about the successes and challenges of SFBBO’s Snowy Plover banding project and Least Tern social attraction project. Along our walk, we’ll stop to view other waterbirds and shorebirds.

Trip Difficulty: 2 -3 miles, some caravanning, levy trails, be prepared for either bright sun or bay breezes

Other Trip Notes: loaner binoculars available at start of trip

Leaders: Ben Pearl (805) 550-0881, Matthew Dodder (650) 868-4922 and Chris Overington

Beginner Friendly, Loaner Binoculars Available, Family Friendly Ages 14 and up

Meet: parking lot at 26348 Eden Landing Rd, Hayward (south end of Eden Landing Rd)

Directions: From I-880 N take exit 27 to CA-92 W. In about 2 miles, exit at Clawiter Rd toward Eden Landing Rd. Continue on Eden Landing Rd for 0.5 miles and park in the lot at the end of the road. Latitude/Longitude: 37.622173, -122.122530

Facilities: porta-potty, drinking water

Parking Type and Fees: No fees

Banner Photo: Snowy Plover by Bill Walker

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