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MDAS Field Trip — Hayward Regional Shoreline, Frank’s Dump
July 21 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hayward Regional Shoreline, Frank’s Dump
Friday, July 21, 3:30 PM to 6 PM
For a shorebird spectacle, we will visit the hotspot known as “Frank’s Dump” in late afternoon when the sun will be at our backs, allowing good viewing of shorebirds congregating on the dry flats at high tide. At this time of year many of the returning shorebirds still have much of their breeding plumage. Some of these birds will stay the winter, some will continue a southerly migration.
Bring water and snacks. There is no shade on the trail, so bring appropriate clothing and sunscreen. There is a pit toilet at the Winton Ave lot.
This hike is limited to 20 participants. All Field Trips are first-registered, first-served. Participants must acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration).
Hike Rating: 2. Up to 3 miles walking on flat unpaved trails.
Elevation change: N/A
Leader: Hugh Harvey, 925-935-2979
Meet: Winton Avenue entrance for Hayward Regional shoreline.
Directions: From I-880, exit Winton Avenue, drive west 4.5 miles. Park near the trailhead just before the parking lot gate. We will walk about a mile to our viewing site.
(Semipalmated Plover photo by Jerry Britten)