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We’re Getting Ready for Our Annual Art Exhibitions
We only have room for 30 participants, it's first come first served, so call the store at 408/358-9453 to reserve your display space and receive additional details.
Photo Exhibit samples   Calling all Artists!
We invite you to show off your talent at our seventh Annual Artist Exhibition to be held on Sunday, July 24. Join other talented artists and share your work with our Los Gatos Birdwatcher community. We ask that you have a bird theme as part of your piece. Over the years we have had work in pastels, watercolors, pen & ink, oils and more. The exhibit will run July 24th from Noon–4:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. We hope you will be able to be a part of this fun event.

Calling all Photographers!
Here’s your chance to shine! Enter our eleventh Annual Photo Exhibition on Sunday, August 14. Many of our customers are very talented nature photographers and its an honor to host an exhibition of their work. We prefer it be of a special bird or moment you had in nature. Have you taken a nature photo that transports you back to when you took it? The photographs are amazing! Now is the chance to share it with everyone.


Los Gatos Birdwatcher Summer Nature Series 2013
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 
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 CLASSES FILL QUICKLY

$10 per child for each class.
Call 408-358-9453 to reserve your spot.
cartoon owl Learn About Owls
Wedsnesday, June 2,
11:00 am – 12:00 noon

(For ages 5 – 12)
 
Come to Los Gatos Birdwatcher and learn about Owls. Owls are a mysterious bird usually found only at night as they hunt after dark in search of rodents. You’ll learn how they find their food and what they eat and will dissect your own owl pellet.


camera Kid's Photography Hike with Freddy
Wedsnesday, June 29
10:30 am – 11:30 am

(For ages 6 – 12)
 
You’ll meet Freddy at nearby Vasona County Park and go adventuring on the trails taking nature photos. Everything from Butterflies to flowers to honey bees and birds. Bring any camera or your cell phone and learn tips to help you get great pictures. We’ll meet at the gate by the Vasona Park dam on Garden Hill Drive. From Lark Avenue turn onto Garden Hill Drive (opposite the southbound 880 Lark Avenue exit) then veer to the right at the fork in the road. Meet at the gate at the next bend in the road (before you get to the Santa Clara County Department of Recreation and Youth Science Institute buildings.)


illustration of hungry baby birds in a nest Why Birds Build Nests
Wedsnesday, July 6
11:00 am – 12:00 noon

(For ages 5 – 12)
 
This class will be held inside the store. All birds lay eggs when starting a family, but did you know that different birds make different kinds of nests? Some use mud, while other’s use moss and even pet hair. Some birds nest inside of holes and other’s build their nests on top of trees. We will have many different types of nests to share.


cartoon teddy bear Teddy Bear Picnic with Freddy
Wedsnesday, July 13
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

(For ages 3 – 9)
 
Bring your favorite stuffed friend, lunch and a blanket to sit on to Belgatos Park and discover why animals love the trees. Hear a story, and invest gate the trees in search of animals and clues that they have left behind. Belgatos Park is located at the south end of BelGatos Road. From the store go east on Blossom Hill Road. Just past Leigh Avenue, turn right on BelGatos Road and follow it to the parking lot at the end. Since the BelGatos Lane sign is small, look for the more noticeable green Mulberry School sign directly below it.


“Wild Ones: Observing City Critters” book cover Wild Ones: Observing City Critters
Wedsnesday, July 20
10:30 am – 11:30 am

(For ages 3 – 5)
 
Come to the Los Gatos Birdwatcher and we’ll sit in a circle and read a beautiful story book by Carol Malnor about observing wild life through the eyes of friendly “Scooter” the dog. We’ll learn about all the birds, bunnies, squirrels, snakes and insects Scooter finds along his journey.


suet feeder Make a Suet Feeder
Wedsnesday, July 27
11:00 am – 12:00 noon

(For ages 5 – 12)
 
Suet is a type of food that provides birds with lots of calories and energy. Birds enjoy suet when raising young, migrating or getting through the winter. You will make your own suet feeder that you can take home and hang outside for your backyards birds. You ‘II also learn about the birds that you can attract with your new suet feeder.



Summer Series Directions
 
BelGatos Park
BelGatos Park is located at the south end of BelGatos Road. From the store go east on Blossom Hill Road. Just past Leigh Avenue, turn right on BelGatos Road and follow it to the parking lot at the end. Since the BelGatos Road Sign is small, look for the more noticeable green Mulberry School sign directly below it.  Map

Vasona Lake
We will meet at the gate by the dam on Garden Hill Drive. From Lark Avenue turn onto Garden Hill Drive (opposite the southbound 880 Lark Avenue Exit) then veer to the right at the fork in the road. Meet at the gate at the next bend in the road (before you get to the Santa Clara County Dept. of Recreation and Youth Science Institute buildings).  Map

Field Trips and Outings
Tour Division of the
Los Gatos Birdwatcher
 
Saturday Morning Local Bird Walks
Join us most Saturday mornings for an enjoyable bird walk. You can meet at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher at 8:00 AM and drive over together, or meet at the trip location by 8:30 am. Walks end by 10:00AM. These two hour Saturday walks are open to all who are interested in birding. If the forecast says 80 – 100% chance of rain in Los Gatos, the trip cancels.  No Charge.

MAY 28  Picchetti Ranch Open Space, Cupertino.

JUN 4  Bernal Historic Ranch, 372 Manila Drive, San Jose.

JUN 11  Bel Gatos Park, in Los Gatos

JUN 18  No local walk, (trip to coast scheduled this day)

JUN 25  Geng Road, in Palo Alto off the Embarcadero – Meet at the Bayland's Athletic Center.

JUL 2  No walk scheduled this Holiday Weekend.

JUN 91  Arastradero County Park, 1530 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto, CA


Birding the California Coast
 
Saturday, June 18
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 
Lisa will be joined by Wildlife Biologist Ryan Phillips as we head to the coast. Our first stop will be Moss Landing Harbor for where we will stop to see the species nesting at the mouth of Elkhorn Slough. We will continue south and look for species around Garrapata State Park, Hurricane Point and we’ll end the day near Andrew Malera State Park.
 
Fee: $60 Includes transportation

2nd Raptor Workshop with Biologist Ryan Phillips
 
Saturday, July 16
8:00 AM to 12 noon

 
We filled the May raptor workshop so quickly that we knew we had to offer another. You will meet in the south San Jose birding hot spot known as Coyote Valley where we will concentrate on the spring time activities of Northern California’s breeding raptors. Carpooling will be encouraged. Ryan will discuss the different raptor families - eagles, buteos, accipiters, harriers and falcons. We will be on the lookout for newly fledged clicks. Call the store to reserve your spot.
 
Fee: $30 per person, fills at 25.




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