WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
at The Los Gatos Birdwatcher
at The Terraces
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. A reminder to our location will also be found on the store’s phone message. Free event.
OCT 1 Vasona Park. Meet in 1st parking lot to your left after entering main entrance off Blossom Hill Road.
OCT 2 Participate in the SFBBO Birdathon fundraiser. Details provided.
OCT 15 Oka Ponds, off Lark Ave..
OCT 22 Alviso County Park in partnership with SCCGov. Beginning birders welcome. Meet at the end of Hope Street next to the restrooms.
OCT 29 Los Capitancillos Ponds in South San Jose. Meet on Singletree Way off Camden at PG&E power station.
NOV 5 No morning walk. Bus tour to the Lodi Crane Festival. Call the store for details.
NOV 12 Los Gatos Creek Park in partnership with SCCGov. Beginning birders welcome. Meet at Dell entrance.
Tours below require a reservation, please call the store to save your spot,
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 8:00 AM – Noon
The California Fall Challenge is an important fundraiser to the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. Please consider joining Lisa Myers as she leads the Gallinago Go Go’s for the 12th year. There is a $50 donation per person required to join the team. To sign-up please register directly at: SFBBO.ORG. This provides a great opportunity to see several different species and help the bird world. All birding skill levels are welcome!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
New tour! The Lodi Crane Festival is an annual event in celebration of Sandhill Cranes. This new tour provides a complete venue for birders and nature enthusiasts. Going via chartered bus provides a fabulous way to get to this years festival and its the perfect opportunity for those that have never been to a birding festival! We will arrive in time to meander throughout the exhibit hall filled with wildlife artists, merchants and several non-profits with a common mission to help nature. We’ll have time to get in one of their featured speakers before heading out into the field for our own private docent led crane tour before the sun sets. Fee: $60 includes transportation, gas & docent.
Central Valley Birding Weekend
REVISED DATES: JANUARY 7 & 8, 2017
We’ll spend the weekend birding North American hot spots as we visit the Sacramento and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges and open spaces in between. It is here we will find the millions of birds that leave the Arctic to spend their winter in California. Species include Tundra Swans, Great White Fronted, Snow and Ross's Geese and many species of ducks. In addition to the waterfowl we'll see other fantastic birds including Bald Eagles, Great Horned Owls, White Faces Ibis and more. All birding levels are welcome. We'll spend the evening in Willows. Trip fee includes transportation, your hotel room, continental breakfast and snacks. Lunch, Dinner and alcohol is not included. Rain does not cancel.
Space is limited. $349 for single, $549 for a couple sharing a room, $275 per person if you wish to share with another single.
JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 7, 2017
This Panama birding tour will offer a new adventure every day. The tour will be based out of the Tranquilo Bay Resort on an island near Bocas del Toro, Panama. This ‘ultra-luxury’ resort is home to 400 bird species plus other wildlife including colorful Poison Dart Frog! The tour is filling fast so please call to find out if we still have room.
Leaders: Lisa Myers and Glenn Crawford.
$3950 per person, does not include airfare to Panama.