Least tern at Eden Landing. Credit: SFBBO webcam
Least tern at Eden Landing. Credit: SFBBO webcam
Meeting Type
Date(s)
Sat, 03/04/2023, 8:45am – 1:00pm
Description

Join San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory at Eden Landing to help enhance habitat for endangered California least terns!

Volunteers will join SFBBO staff at Pond E14 in Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, which supports one of only six Least Tern breeding colonies in the San Francisco Bay estuary!

To help improve the breeding success of this endangered species, we will remove predator perches and thin overgrown vegetation at the colony site that reduce the quality of Least Tern breeding habitat. We will also enhance the habitat by installing chick shelters, which provide cover for vulnerable chicks from avian predators, stomp on the pond to increase pond texture to help Least Terns blend into the pond, and install Least Tern decoys to attract them to the enhanced areas. The depressions left by footprints have the added bonus of providing a nest “scrape” for Least Terns to lay their eggs in!

Please register - additional information will be included in the confirmation email. This event is recommended for ages 10+. Additional information will be provided in the confirmation email.

Registration link coming soon!

Please bring:

  • A face covering
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Appropriate clothing (work gloves, mud boots, layers, sun protection), and
  • Tools you may have such as shovels or saws.

In accordance with our Covid-19 health protocols, all participants will also be required to fill out a health self-assessment form within 24 hours before the event.

Location

Eden Landing Ecological Reserve

Location Details
Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, Arden Road, Hayward
Hayward
CA
94545