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

For 25 years, the Los Gatos Birdwatcher has been helping customers enjoy the wild birds with whom we share our Earth. Our customers depend upon us for fresh bird seed, feeders, baths, field guides, optics, unique gifts and more.

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.

HOURS
Monday – Saturday, 10am - 5pm (Closed Sunday).

Curbside pickup available. Call ahead: 408-358-9453

Pine Sisken
Pine Siskin drawing from the Lone Pine Field Guide

Safe Bird Feeding

The Pine Siskins showed up in large numbers this winter and they were quickly emptying feeders all over the Bay Area. Unfortunately when Pine Siskins show up in unprecedented numbers they also bring with them Salmonella: a bacteria that can be passed through saliva and fecal matter. When birds come together to eat from our bird feeders they get close enough to spread the bacteria. We needed everyone to wash their feeders and bird baths everyday. Taking down everything was the best solution for some customers. Customers are slowly putting out their feeders again and keeping an eye out for the species. With Spring the Pine Siskins will migrate away to their breeding grounds. We will continue to provide updates.

 

Seed. It Makes Us Essential.

Palettes of bird seed at The Los Gatos Birdwatcher At times over the last several months we have run out of seed. Supply chain shortages during the pandemic paired with the welcomed new challenge of keeping up with higher demand, caused disruptions in seed supply here at the store. We thank all of our customers for being patient.
Pallets of bird seed line the aisles at The Los Gatos Birdwatcher.
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ANIMAL RESCUE INFORMATION

If You Find a Baby Bird

If you find what you think is an orphaned baby bird on the ground, we encourage you to leave it alone and watch from a distance to see its parents come down to feed it. Several different species of birds actually leave the next a few days before they can fly. If you suspect the bird has been orphaned or injured, click here to learn what to do.

Bewick's Wrens parent feeding a spider to its chick. ©Tom Grey

Bewick's Wren's parent feeding a spider to its chick. ©Tom Grey

Unique Gifts for Nature-Lovers
Art Tile, Crystal Hummingbirds, Bird Bingo

Art Tile, Crystal Hummingbirds, Bird Bingo

Let's Go Birding | Saturday Morning Bird Walks, Workshops, and Tours
Let's Go Birding is the tour division of The Los Gatos Birdwatcher.
Our mission is to get you into different habitats where you can experience a variety of species not found at home. Because of county regulations we have not been allowed to gather but as precautions lift, we are planning a few activities for Spring. Registration is required via email — info@losgatosbirdwatcher.com — limited to 12 people. Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced. Social Distancing group photo out at Los Capitancillos Ponds in South San Jose. Photo by Jaslyn Law.

©Jaslyn Law


Saturday Morning Bird Walks

APR 10  Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, San Jose

APR 24  Belgatos Park, Los Gatos

MAY 8  McClellan Ranch, Cupertino (World Migratory Bird Day)


Workshops

Bird ID Workshop

WEDS, APR 28 • 5:00 – 6:00PM

Cooper's Hawk, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk

These monthly free workshops take place outside in our store's back parking lot from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. We'll learn the field marks, specific behaviors, food and habitat preferences, and species vocalizations. Please bring your own folding chair and field guide with you for class. RSVP via email at info@losgatosbirdwatcher.com to reserve your spot.

 

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society's
2021 Birdathon
March 27– May 9

We invite you to celebrate our rich diversity of birds and raise funds to expand SCVAS's education programs. You will find a donation "bird house" in our store where we will match your donation $1 for $1. To join a team or donate, click here.

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.

SFBBO Bird Hour with Lisa Myers – click here for recorded presentation
 
Cats and Birds: Creating A Safe Backyard Bird Habitat New Tip Sheet! starburst
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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 – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, CLOSED




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