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.
Monday – Saturday, 10am - 5pm (Closed Sunday).
Curbside pickup available. Call ahead: 408-358-9453
Seed. It Makes Us Essential.
|At times over the last several months we have run out of seed. It has been a challenge to keep up with the new demand and we thank everyone for being patient.
Pallets of bird seed line the aisles at The Los Gatos Birdwatcher.
From bird houses, feeders and bird games to jewelry and socks and cheery home and garden items, we have the perfect gifts for your bird lovers.
Heart Soapstone and Seed, Art Tile, Crystal Hummingbirds, Bird Bingo
Safe Bird Feeding
Pine Siskins are everywhere this year. As they flock and visit feeders, they become susceptible to spreading disease such as salmonella. If you notice any puffy lethargic birds in your yard, remove and clean your feeders. Do not hang feeders back up before 14 days to socially distance the flock. Limit feeding to only a handful of seed per day, spread about on the ground. Learn more here. These is a nomadic species and should be leaving the Bay Area by springtime.
November 2020 – April 2021
Join the winter's long survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, and community areas in North America. Count birds as often as every week or as infrequently as you like; the schedule is completely flexible. Make your counts a part of something bigger! Project FeederWatch is supported almost entirely by its participants. The annual participation fee is $18 for U.S. residents ($15 for Cornell Lab members). Visit feederwatch.org.
|Let's Go Birding is the tour division of The Los Gatos Birdwatcher. While everyone is sheltering at home, there will be no Let's Go Birding walks or workshops. Once the Covid‑19 restrictions are lifted, we will again start to schedule birding opportunities, but until then, we encourage you to get outside.||
NO LET'S GO BIRDING ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME.
COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: According to the county of Santa Clara we are an “essential business” as we carry food for backyard livestock, pets and birds. Store hours are based on what we can staff and what we understand the current order allows. The store schedule can change depending on what precautions we are advised to follow.