Adult Programs

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

Rowdy Runners


Need motivation to get moving on the weekend? The temperatures are cooler so let's get out and run. This is the perfect opportunity to go outside and learn a little about our beautiful salt marsh in the process. We'll go for an easy 3-mile job on our flat trails. See our beautiful views of the bay!
Date Day Time Location Age Instructor Cost Barcode
Sep 1 Sun 3:00 PM-
4:00 PM
HSIC 16 yr+ Brown $6 11327

Birding By Bike


Come explore the shoreline by bike! The best way to see the 20 miles of trail at the shoreline! We'll look for migrating birds and full-time residents.
Date Day Time Location Age Instructor Cost Barcode
Sep 22 Sun 9:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 18 yr+ Brown $7 11328

Post-Turkeyday Trek


Bring a cup of coffee for a pleasant, post-Turkeyday walk along the marsh. The wind is usually calm, the birds are busy feeding and flying. We'll walk through parts of the shoreline not usually open to the public and discuss the different habitats and residents of this amazing place.
Date Day Time Location Age Instructor Cost Barcode
Nov 30 Sat 9:00 AM-
11:00 AM
HSIC 18 yr+ Cardosi $7 11331

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.

It's Hard to be Macho When You're a Duck

The summer is winding down, but we should still see some ruddy duck males expressing their virility. They rapidly slap their beaks against their chest producing bubbles and ripples in the water. What female duck wouldn't love that?
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Aug 10 Sat 11:00 AM-
2:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 10093

Just Passing On By

We meet at the West Winton trailhead in search of migrating birds. Elegant terns, for example, are stopping along San Francisco bay to find food and respite before continuing their journey southward.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Sep 14 Sat 9:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$5 11345

It's Cool To Be Small

The least sandpiper gets to make the claim as the smallest shorebird in the world, and today as we head out to explore Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, we look for these tiny, winter arrivals. Meet at the parking lot at Arden Road and Clawiter Avenue.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Sep 28 Sat 2:00 PM-
5:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$5 11346

The Robber of the Shoreline

We head out today from the Grant Avenue trailhead looking for American wigeon, which are early migrating ducks. These dabblers hang out with diving ducks and often steal vegetation the divers haul up from deeper water, giving wigeon the moniker of "robber duck."
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Oct 12 Sat 1:00 PM-
4:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$5 11347

The Over 40+ Crowd

Winter is a great time to go birding along the shoreline because of the diversity of wildlife is so rich. We meet at the Interpretive Center today hoping to find over 40 species of birds ranging from song birds and shorebirds to waterfowl.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Oct 26 Sat
10:00 AM-
1:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$5 11348

Proud as a Peacock

As we head out from the first parking lot at Coyote Hills today, we will look for one of our favorites: the great egret. During the breeding season these birds dramatically raise their wispy feathers making them look a bit like a peacock. There is a $5 parking lot fee.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Nov 9 Sat 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12yr+
Graham 
$5 11349

Young Bloods

There are many immature birds making their way in the world independent of their parents now, and none are more fun to look at than raptors. We might see over five species of young hunters at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve on our walk. Meet at the parking lot at Arden Road and Clawiter Avenue.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Nov 23 Sat 10:00 AM-
1:00 PM
HSIC 12yr+
Graham 
$5 11350

You Just Never Know

We meet at the Interpretive Center today for our hike, and as we bird we just never know what unique species might be seen. This time last year, for example, we saw an Eurasian Wigeon, and birder excitement ensued!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Dec 14 Sat 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12yr+
Graham 
$5 11351

Contact Us

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


    Hours

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


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