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

For 24 years, the Los Gatos Birdwatcher has specialized in everything to do with enjoying wild birds — 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

Woodpecker Workshop with Stephen Shunk

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM  •  Location TBA

Stephen Shunk

Stephen Shunk

Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpackers of North America

We are excited to have author, tour leader and woodpecker expert Stephen Shunk back to do and woodpecker workshop for the Los Gatos Birdwatcher. Stephen once led tours for the Los Gatos Birdwatcher. This workshop will take place in

the field where we will have a chance to experience several different species of woodpeckers. Stephen authored the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America (2016) which is available for purchase at the workshop. Stephen will even autograph your copy! Fee: $45. Limited to 15 people.


Long-billed Curlew by Scott Lewis
Snow Geese ©Tony Woo

Bird Identification Workshops at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher with Lisa Myers Open to all levels

Each workshop focuses on four different bird species. Please bring your favorite field guide and a folding chair. Workshops take place at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  Free. Call us to reserve your space: 408-358-9453.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Snow Geese, Ross's Geese, Greater White-Fronted Geese, Brandt Geese


Santa Clara County Park employees educate children about raptors

Raptor Fest

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
at Rancho San Vicente, Calero

Join Santa Clara County Parks and Peninsula Open Space Trust  for a family-friendly celebration of raptors and unqiue habitat for birds of prey at Rancho San

Vicente, featuring live raptors, guided bird walks, arts and crafts, and eduational activities for all ages, The Los Gatos Birdwatcher will also be there to answer questions about birdwatching and help with raptor ID. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Learn more at openspacetrust.org


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

Chestnut-backed Chickadees at feeder. ©Pranjal Gupa

Project FeederWatch

NOVEMBER 9 – APRIL 3
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.


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

Elephant ©David Couzens

Nature Photo Presentation:
Sri Lanka: Land of Serendipity
with David Couzens

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
7:00 PM – 8:00PM
at the Terraces

Come explore this multicultural, tropical island nation with photographer and musician David

Couzens as he shares his three-week independent journey through this land of serendipity. The Los Gatos Birdwatcher is proud to sponsor entertaining and educational nature photo presentations each season for our local community. You are welcome to park at The Terraces, or use our Kings Court parking lot and take the short walk next door. Free presentation. No need to pre-register.

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Saturday Morning
Bird Walks

NOV 2  Rancho San Vicente
Open Space.
21131 McKean Road,
San Jose

NOV 9  No walk. Raptor Fest at Calero County Park. See details above

NOV 16  No walk. Special Event — Woodpecker Workshop. See details above

NOV 23  Pincchetti Winery Open Space. 13100 Montebello Road, Cupertino

NOV 30  Los Capitancillos Ponds in South San Jose. Meet on Singletree Way off Camden at PG&E power station.


Upcoming Bird Festivals

SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL
November 1–3, Lodi
cranefestival.com


SWAN FESTIVAL
November 9–10, Marysville
yubasutterchamber.com


CVBC SYMPOSIUM
November 21–24, Stockton
cvbirds-symposium.netlify.com

 
migrating geese
Honoring Our Veterans

If you are a Veteran we would like to give your 15% off your entire purchase on EITHER Sunday, Nov. 10 or Monday, Nov. 11. Just let us know that you served at the time of purchase. Thank you for your service to our country and for being a loyal customer to the Los Gatos Birdwatcher.

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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
408-358-9453
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Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10am - 6pm
Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 5pm




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