Los Gatos Birdwatcher
Welcome to The Los Gatos Birdwatcher. The Store for Nature Lovers.

The Los Gatos Birdwatcher has started its 25th year specializing in everything you can do to enjoy the wild birds with whom we share our Earth — from healthy backyard habitats to guided tours around the world. Our customers depend upon us for fresh bird seed, feeders, baths, field guides, optics & unique gifts.

Our mission is to educate, share adventures, and have fun through the love and experience of birds and nature. Visit us at our store in Los Gatos, California to discover our latest products including the best crazy sock selection in town.

Learn more about local organizations supporting wildlife in our local Bay Area.

Upcoming Events
American Avocet by Tony Woo
American Avocet ©Tony Woo

Bird ID Workshops with Lisa Myers — Open to all levels

Classes take place at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher. Call the store to save your spot 408-358-9453 because these workshops have proven extremely popular. Customers learn how to identify the birds coming to their yards. We will focus on four different bird species in the hourlong session. Please bring your own folding chair and field guide with you to class. Free


Yellow Rumped Warbler, American Goldfinch, Golden Crowned Sparrow, American Avocet.

Nature Photo Presentation:

One Photographer's Self-Guided Icelandic Adventure

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic Puffin by John Gaylor
Atlantic Puffin ©John Gaylor

The Los Gatos Birdwatcher is proud to sponsor entertaining and educational nature photo presentations each season for our local community.

Presentations take place at The Terraces which is located behind the Los Gatos Birdwatcher. Presentations start at 7:00 PM. You are welcome to park at The Terraces or use our Kings Court parking lot and take the short walk next door. These presentations are free and there is no need to pre-register.

Elephant walking along shoreline in Sri Lanka. Photo by David Couzens

Chestnut-backed Chickadees at feeder. ©Pranjal Gupa

Project FeederWatch

from your own backyard

Become a scientist in your own yard! As easy as counting birds as often as every week or as infrquently as you like. If you have a bird feeder, bird bath, or plantings that attract birds, you're all set. Project FeederWatch is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada. It's a fun way to learn and contribute to

a 30+ year-and-running dataset of bird population changes. Visit feederwatch.org to learn more.

Upcoming Tours

Merced National Wildlife Refuge

7:45 AM – 4:30 PM

White Faced Ibis by Tony Woo
White Faced Ibis  ©Tony Woo

An experience not to be missed! The Refuge is a true winter phenomenon. One of trip leader's Lisa Myers favorites, it encompasses 10,258 acres of wetlands, native grasslands, vernal pools, and riparian areas and hosts the largest wintering populations of lesser Sandhill Cranes and Ross' Geese along the Pacific Flyway. Each year over 20,000 cranes and 60,000 arctic-nesting geese make the Refuge home for six months, mingling with thousands of other visiting waterfowl, waterbirds, ibis and shorebirds. Rain does not cancel. Fee: $80 includes transportation. Call the store to reserve your spot. 408-358-9453

Duck Workshop in the Field

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Goldeneye by Tony Woo
Goldeneye  ©Tony Woo

Lisa Myers will lead students through Bay Area water habitats visiting both salt water and fresh water habitats. Every winter the San Francisco Bay Area becomes a magnet for many different species of ducks. We hope to see roughly 20 different species.

Participants meet at and carpool from the Los Gatos Birdwatcher. Bring optics, snacks, liquids and proper layering for cold and possibly wet weather. Rain does not cancel — water off a duck's back!  Fee: $55


Saturday Morning
Bird Walks

Join us weekly 8–10 AM
for local bird walks.
All levels welcome. Call the store Friday night after 7:00 PM to hear updates for the following morning's bird walk. "Meet‑up" indicates a morning when birders will meet on-site at 8:15 AM without Lisa.

FEB 1  No morning walk. Let's Go Birding tour to Merced Refuge.

FEB 8  Los Gatos Creek Park. Meet off Hacienda on Dell Ave. at Vandell Way.

FEB 15  Bear Creek Redwoods. Limited parking on site. Encouraged to meet at store and carpool.

FEB 22  Edenvale Gardens Regional Park. Meet in lot at 200 Edenvale Ave.

FEB 29  No morning walk. Please consider Lisa's In the Field Duck Class.

The Great Backyard Bird Count banner. Art by Charley Harper.

The Great Backyard
Bird Count

February 14–17, 2020

Enter your list(s) online at BirdCount.org.

KKUP 91.5 FM

Jan. 23, 2020
featuring our very own
Lisa Myers


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Location and Hours
Los Gatos Birdwatcher
in King’s Court Shopping Center
at Los Gatos Boulevard
792 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Monday through Friday, 10am - 6pm
Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 5pm

Los Gatos Birdwatcher, 792 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030, 408-358-9453, info@losgatosbirdwatcher.com info@losgatosbirdwatcher.com
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