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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 four 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. Our own Lisa Myers has been leading team “Persistent Picidaes” for many years. You are welcome to join the Picidaes on April 24, or one of the many other teams. (www.scvas.org).

Field Trips and Outings
Saturday Morning Local
Bird Walks

Dates and locations of our bird walks
will now be listed in the newsletter and on our web page. A reminder to our location will also be found on the store’s phone message.

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.

MAR 26  West Valley Junior College. Meet in front of Fox Theatre off of Fruitvale, Saratoga.

APR 2  Vasona County Park, Dam Side. Meet off Garden Lane.

APR 9  Geng Road in Palo Alto off the Embarcadero. Meet at the Bayland's Athletic Center.

APR 16  No local morning bird walk as we will be birding Natural Bridges.

APR 23  Walk without Lisa. Meet-up Belgatos Park in Los Gatos.

APR 30  Santa Clara Valley Audubon's McClellan Ranch in Cupertino.

MAY 7  Rinconada Park in Los Gatos. This will be a "Big Sit." So bring a comfortable folding chair and we will sit and observe as many birds as we can from our comfortable location. This will be a great morning for those new to birding.

Let's Go Birding with Lisa Myers
International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Natural Bridges Coastal Birding
Saturday, April 16 —
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Lisa will be joined by Wildlife Biologist Ryan Phillips as we head to the coast. We’ll bird Santa Cruz and the areas around Natural Bridges. We’ll take time to bird the shore looking for species that make the ocean their home. Although the trails are relatively level, there will be walking as we bird on this day. Call the store to save your seat.
Fee: $60 Includes transportation.
Photo: Black Oystercatcher — Ellen Bateman

Raptor Workshop with Biologist Ryan Phillips
Saturday, May 21 —
8:00 AM to 12:00 noon.
* Deli picnic lunch included *

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 look out for Golden & Bald Eagles, nesting Swanson’s, Red- shouldered and Red-tail Hawks plus the opportunity for accipiter and falcon valley occupants. Call the store to reserve your spot.
Fee: $30 per person, fills at 20.

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