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Western Screech Owl photographed by a Los Gatos Birdwatcher customer

Western Screech Owl provided by Los Gatos Birdwatcher customer.

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 and into the Bay Area. Workshops take place at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher, 7:00PM – 8:00PM. Free

The one hour workshops will focus on four different bird species we can expect to see in our local area. We'll go over the field marks you can use to make the ID. We'll also talk about behaviors, food preferences and even vocalizations. We ask that you bring your own folding chair to the store that night and you will need to have a field guide with your for class. Call the store to save your spot: 408-358-9453.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 Workshop: Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, Western Screech Owl, Northern Pygmy Owl.

Tuesday, March 12 Workshop: Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Violet Green Swallow, Purple Martin

American Kestrel ©Tony Woo

American Kestrel  ©Tony Woo

Winter Raptor Workshop with
Biologist Ryan Phillips

8:30AM – 12:30PM

We have a few spots left!

Eagles, hawks and falcons are all considered raptors. They are always a favorite because of their impressive field marks, and their hunting lifestyle. This is the time of year we have a higher concentration of Northern California raptors. Many different species of raptors escape snow country and spend

their winter in the Bay Area. We will spend part of our morning at the new south county open space and end in Coyote Valley. Ryan will discuss the different raptor families found in the Bay Area this time of year. We well be on the look-out for Bald & Golden Eagles, Northern Harriers, Red-tail and Ferruginous Hawks in addition to Peregrine & Prarie Falcons, American Kestrels and Merlin. Carpooling will be encouraged. Lisa Myers will also be there to help spot birds. Fee: $45

Let's Go Birding — Tour Division of the Los Gatos Birdwatcher
Saturday Morning Local Bird Walks FREE Field Trips & Outings
Join us most Saturday mornings for an enjoyable bird walk.
You can meet at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher at 8:00 am, or meet at
the trip location by 8:30 am. Walks end by 10:00 am. These two
hour Saturday walks are open to all who are interested in birding. If
the forecast calls for an 80–100% chance of rain in Los Gatos, the trip cancels. Unless you have a county or senior parking pass, some locations require a parking fee. A reminder to our location will also be found on the store’s phone message.

FEB 2  Belgatos Park off Blossom Hill Road.

FEB 9  No morning walk. Join our Raptor Workshop with Ryan Phillips.

FEB 16  Oka Ponds in Los Gatos off Lark.

FEB 23  Lexington Reservoir Off 17 Take the Bear Creek Road exit and meet at the dam.

MAR 2*  Meet-up McClellan Ranch, Cupertino (SCVAS headquarters).

MAR 9  Sanborn County Park, Saratoga. Meet at Costanoan group area (fee required).

MAR 16  Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave., San Jose. Opens at 8 AM. Meet at Visitor Center.

MAR 23  No morning walk. Join our Let's Go Birding tour to the Santa Cruz Mountains.

*Meet-up indicates a morning when birders will meet onsite at 8:15 AM without Lisa.

Upcoming Tours

Tours below require a reservation, please call the store to save your spot,

Birding the Santa Cruz Mountains with Leaders Biologist Ryan Phillips and Lisa Myers

8:00AM – 4:00PM

We'll take advantage of our proximity to the Santa Cruz Mountains and sped the day looking for early migrants returning to our area to breed. We will also be on the look-out for the resident breeders that make the mountains their home. There are many wonderful open spaces throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains including Castle Rock State Park. We are hoping the new Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space will open by this date! Our final route will be decided before the tour. Fee: $70 (includes transportation and entrance fees.)

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