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Bird Walks

 
Join us most Saturday morning for an enjoyable meander looking for birds.
 
Call the store Friday nights after 7 PM to find out where we are going the next morning. Our local bird walks are from 8 to 10 am and we return to the store for bagels and shade grown coffee. Some of the nearby places we go to are Oka Ponds, Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, Belgatos Park, Almaden Lake Park, Shoreline and Charleston Slough.
 
No Charge

Sunnyvale Audubon Walks
 
First Wednesday of the Month
 
March 4, April 1, May 6 – Noon to 1pm
 
Bring your binoculars (loaners are available) and meet Freddy at the Sunnyvale Pollution Control Plant where Borregas and Caribbean meet off of 237. After entering the plant turn left at the first stop sign and continue to the end of the parking area. We will see raptors, shorebirds, and lots of ducks.
 
No Charge
 
SCVAS Spring Birdathon March 28 – April 26
 
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Each spring our local Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society holds their most important fundraiser known as the Spring Birdathon. To participate you can form your own Self-Guided team or join one of the already prearranged Guided Teams. The goal of a Birdathon is for you to get folks to support your efforts and gather pledges ahead of time and then you go out and count or photograph bird species within the Spring Birdathon window from March 28 – April 26. You can count up to 4 hours or go out the entire day. You can even join the Big-sit competition where you sit in one spot and count all the birds around you for up to four hours. This is a very important fundraiser for SCVAS and the people who raise the most money win great prizes. Every year the Los Gatos Birdwatcher is proud to donate one of the top prizes. For all the information about this and several other Birdathon events and how you can participate please visit www.scvas.org.
 

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Let’s Go Birding with Lisa Myers
to Lone Tree Road

 
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 
Lone Tree Road is a beautiful country road north/east of Hollister. Lone Tree winds its way up to 1200 feet in elevation and deadends 10 miles into the foothills. It’s a great place for birding as the road travels through different habitats, fields, along streams and under woodland canopies. The breeding season will be underway and birds will be in returning from the south and singing. This location is ideal for Golden Eagles, Lazuli Bunting and much more. Fee: $60 Bus and Birdaloo

Let’s Go Birding with Lisa Myers
to Mines Road

 
Saturday, May 16, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 
Mines Road is located on the eastern side of the Mount Hamilton Range is an annual event for birdwatchers. This long, rural road allows for many pull-outs as we spot Golden Eagles, Lewis’s Woodleckers, Phainopepla, Lawrence’s Goldfinch, Lark Sparrow and many more. We never know what to expect and that is one reason this day is always an adventure. Evergreens and Oak Trees cover the hillsides and our birding will be done along road side pull outs where we study the landscape and find our birds. Fee: $60 Bus and Birdaloo
 
Belize Raptor Tour
 
August 10 – 19, 2015
 
Here’s an opportunity to bird Central America with the Belize Raptor Research Institute. Along with observing
Belize Raptor Research Institute new species, and exploring habitats throughout Belize, you will also enjoy educational enrich­ment through a series of lectures, as well as participate in field research and the Annual Raptor-a-thon fundraising event. The trip will be focused on raptors (Birds of Prey), but will look for and appreciate all wildlife. This trip will be co-led by Lisa Myers of Let’s Go Birding , Ryan Phillips, Founding Director of the Belize Raptor Research Institute (BRRI), and Roni Martinez the Belize Raptor Research Institute President, as well as local guides at each site. Contact lisa@letsgobirding.com for details.




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