Participants will meet at the Winton Ave entrance. The trip will primarily focus on Frank's Dump, where we'll hope to see migrating and "wintering" shorebirds that have just returned from their breeding grounds, including Red Knots, Western Sandpipers, and Sanderlings. We'll also look for juvenile Snowy Plovers, which should have very recently hatched at this site. July is a good time for rare shorebirds, as well, and this trip in the past found Alameda County's first Red-necked Stint in 2016 and a Bar-tailed Godwit in 2019. Bring a scope, if you have one.
Per the latest CDC guidelines, unvaccinated participants will be required to wear masks on field trips, while vaccinated participants will not. We will observe social distancing between members of different households.
Directions: Take I-880 to West Winton Avenue in Hayward and go west towards the bay to reach the park.