Los Gatos Birdwatcher
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

Long-billed Curlew by Scott Lewis
Long-billed Curlew ©Scott Lewis

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

These workshops have proven extremely popular as customers learn how to identify the birds coming to their yards & into the Bay Area. Workshops take place at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher, 7:00 – 8:00 PM. 
. Call us to reserve your space: 408-358-9453.


Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Long-billed Curlew,
Marbled Godwit


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


Wildlife & Harvest Day

at Blackberry Farm, Cupertino

Our local Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society in partnership with the City of Cupertino is holding a “Wildlife & Harvest Day” on Oct. 19 at Blackberry Farm located at 21979 San Fernando Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014. This event is one of the premier festivals in the Bay Area when families come together to celebrate the harvest season and learn about local birds, nature, ecology, and wildlife. Over a dozen nature-oriented organizations will be there to provide live animals demonstrations, educational presentations, free hands-on activities, an early morning bird walk, nestbox and bird feeder construction, face painting, and more. Free event

Paul Tebbel releasing a Sandhill Crane ©Joel Satore / www.joelsartore.com

Paul Tebbel releasing a Sandhill Crane
©Joel Satore / joelsatore.com


Sandhill Crane Sunset Tour with the
International Crane Foundation

11:00 AM – 8:30 PM
California's Central Valley near Stockton

We are so excited to partner with biologist Paul Tebbel and the International Crane Foundation as we visit the Sandhill Cranes just arriving to California’s Central Valley for the winter. This tour is $90 and includes transportation. Part of the proceeds from this trip will go directly to the International Crane Foundation. Fee: $90, includes transportation. Currently taking a wait list


Woodpecker Workshop with Stephen Shunk

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  •  Location TBA

Stephen Shunk

We are excited to have author, tour leader and woodpecker expert Stephen Shunk back to do and woodpecker workshop for the Los Gatos Birdwatcher. The workshop will take place in the field where we will have a chance to experience several different species of woodpeckers out in nature. Stephen began birding in 1989 in San Jose, and started teaching birding classes shortly after. He once led birding tours for Freddy Howell and the store. He eventually founded his own tour company, Paradise Birding and leads tours in 8 states and in 12 countries, and on 4 continents! Steve now resides in Sisters, Oregon, on the eastern slope of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. He co-founded the East Cascades Bird Conservancy
Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpackers of North America (now East Cascades Audubon), and also co-founded the Oregon Birding Trails program and coordinated its flagship project, the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail. Stephen’s woodpecker research began in central Oregon in 1998, where 11 of the 22 North America woodpeckers breed each summer. He also authored, the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America published in May 2016. We will have this Peterson guide available for purchase at the workshop and Steve will even autograph your copy!
Fee: $45. Limited to 15 people.


Saturday Morning
Bird Walks

OCT 5  No walk. Join Lisa's
fundraising team for SFBBO. $50

See details below

OCT 12  Charleston Slough. Meet at the bathrooms off Terminal Way in Mtn. View

OCT 19  Martial Cottle Park. Opens at 8:00 AM.. 5283 Snell Ave., San Jose. Meet at Visitor Center

OCT 26  No walk. Let's Go Birding tour to see cranes. See details above

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

San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory logo

Join Lisa’s Birding Team
for the Annual
SFBBO Fall Challenge!

8:00 a.m. – Noon

Join Lisa and her California Fall Challenge fundraising team for the
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory's annual fundraiser. We'll go look for as many different species of birds as possible in 4 hours. $50

migrating geese
Fall Migration

Look for new bird visitors to your yard!

During September and October, our San Francisco Bay Area gets thousands of avian tourists on their way from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northern California to their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central America, or South America.

Have you found an injured or orphaned bird?

Click here to learn what to do.

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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

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