Adult Programs

If you would like to register for any of these programs, please visit our Online Registration page.

Bird Walks


The Hayward Shoreline and the San Francisco Bay are home to over 124 species of birds during the fall and winter migration. As a crucial stop on the Pacific Flyway, the Bay and surrounding salt marshes are perfect for birding whether you’re a beginner or an expert.

BW: Long Live the King!

Meet at West Winton today (3050 West Winton Avenue, Hayward) where we will look for the king of wintering songbirds: the Golden-crowned Sparrow.   They are so royal in fact, that a group of these sparrows is known as a 'reign.'

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Dec 10
Sa
  9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Winton 12 yr+
Graham 
$5 per
person
39096

BW: Did You Know?

Did you know that the toy kite was named after the 'Kite Bird' and not the other way around? Today we search for the White-tailed Kite where we will marvel at its lovely hovering ability.  Meet at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Dec 17
Sa
  9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Eden
Landing
12 yr+
Graham 
$5 per
person
39097

BW: Field Trip to the Central Valley in Search of Cranes

Our annual walk at the Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center, northwest of Lodi, is not a trip to miss! Along with the Sandhill Cranes, we might spy Tundra Swan and American White Pelicans which were hits last year. You must preregister to attend. Organized carpools available.  Further information will be provided upon registration.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 14
Sa
  1:00 PM-
6:00 PM
Cosumnes
Visitor Ctr
12 yr+
Graham 
$20 per
person
40738

BW: Eat Your Wheaties!

Today we are looking for Spoony’s, and even though it seems like you might want to bring your cereal with you, a Spoony is the common name for the duck called a Northern Shoveler, not actually a utensil.  We meet at the Grant Ave. trailhead to go looking for these great dabblers.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 28
Sa
  9:00 AM-
12:00 PM
Grant 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
40739

Birdwatching for Beginners


Millions of people around the world enjoy bird watching, but it can be intimidating if you're a rookie! We’ll lead beginners through the basics of bird identification and observation, as well as discuss the natural history of birds. The wetland of the Hayward shoreline is a beautiful backdrop for observing the antics of avian visitors as they migrate along the Pacific Flyway.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Dec 18
Su
 12:00 PM-
2:00 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Iwane
$7 per
person
39139

Roving Naturalist

 
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District naturalist Tony Iwane explores the "Hayward Area Back Roads" this winter to discover our local plants and wildlife. Get to know your parks through fresh eyes with the help of an expert naturalist. Dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and be ready for outdoor adventures.

RN: Beginning Birding at East Avenue Park

Migratory birds make the Bay Area their home in the winter, and it’s a great time to watch their adorable antics as warblers and woodpeckers flit about the branches and robins hunt worms in the fields! Learn the basics of birdwatching and bird identification on this fun and easy walk, it’s a hobby that will last you a lifetime! We’ll have some binoculars you can borrow, or bring your own. Meet at East Avenue Park parking lot in Hayward.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 7
Sa
  9:00 AM-
11:30 AM
East Ave
Park
12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
40844

RN: Magical Monarchs

Flying thousands of miles at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and a mile high in the sky, Monarch butterflies return annually to the same trees at the San Leandro Marina and hunker down to spend the winter. You'll discover the life cycle and mysterious migrations of the Monarch butterfly as we have a brief talk then walk amongst the multitudes of monarchs flitting about the Eucalyptus trees. Meet the naturalist at the Mulford-Marina Branch library at 13699 Aurora Drive in San Leandro.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 21
Sa
  11:00 AM-
12:30 PM
Mulford
Library
12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
40843

Driving Tour of the Shore

 
See miles of shoreline without having to hike for miles. Bird watch, view historical artifacts, and taste edible plants while being driven to the most picturesque places in the park. This is a great way for those with limited mobility to be able to get out in nature.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 22
Su
 10:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Iwane
$7 per
person
40737

Contact Us

  1. Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
    4901 Breakwater Ave.
    Hayward, CA 94545
    (510) 670-7270
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    Hours

    Friday - Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Closed Dec. 23-Jan.1


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