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

Cedar Waxwings by Garrett Lau
Cedar Waxwings ©Garrett Lau

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, 7:00PM – 8:00PM. Free
Call us to reserve your space: 408-358-9453.


Say's Phoebe, Western Meadowlark, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, Cedar Waxwing

Belted Kingfishers by Rene Reyes
Belted Kingfishers
by Rene Reyes


Wildlife Art Show Featuring Local Artists

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher

Call for entries! If you are an artist and wish to be a part of our show please email  info@losgatosbirdwatcher.com.

This art show will feature photographers and those who use other mediums from pencil to acrylic to watercolor. We invite you to the store to take a relaxing stroll amongst the art. If you make a purchase in-store this day you’ll have a chance to win a $50 Los Gatos Birdwatcher gift certificate.


Hawk Hill for the Fall Raptor Migration

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Did you know we have a hawk migration hot spot just north of us located in the Marin Headlands? Every year during the fall, hundreds of volunteers from the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) spend thousands of hours counting and identifying the thousands of raptors that fly over on their migration south. The GGRO's mission is to inspire the preservation of California raptor populations as they track the Golden Gate migration. We will continue to Hawk Hill where we will join the hawk watchers of GGRO as they look to the skies and count hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures, birds collectively called "raptors." Biologist and raptor expert Ryan Phillips and Lisa Myers co-lead this tour. Fee: $70, includes transportation

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

Paul Tebbel releasing a Sandhill Crane ©Joel Satore /


Sandhill Crane Sunset Tour with the
International Crane Foundation

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

Everyone knows that the Sandhill Crane is Lisa’s favorite North American bird species. Did you know that one of her favorite non-profits is the International Crane Foundation? In fact, every time Lisa leads a crane tour, part of the proceeds are sent to the International Crane Foundation. This organization works diligently to protect the 15 species of cranes found throughout the world.

In appreciation of our support throughout the years they have put us in contact with biologist Paul Tebbel. We are so excited to partner with Paul 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. Book your seat sooner than later — Trip fills at 25.


Saturday Morning
Bird Walks

SEP 7  Riconada Park,
151 Granada Way, Los Gatos

SEP 14  No Walk. Come enjoy the
Los Gatos Birdwatcher Art Show
See details above

SEP 21  Meet-up* Edenvale Park
(adjacent to Hayes Mansion)
200 Edenvale Ave., San Jose

SEP 28  No walk. Hawk Hill Fall Raptor Migration. See details above

OCT 5  No walk. SFBBO California Fall Challenge with Lisa Myers.

* indicates birders meet onsite at 8:15 AM without Lisa.

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

8:00 a.m. – Noon

Join Lisa for 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

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