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San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Let’s Go Birding and Los Gatos Birdwatcher
Partner with SFBBO

Saturday, June 13, 2015    9:00 – 11:00 AM (fills at 20)
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is a nonprofit in Milpitas with the mission to conserve birds and their habitats through science and outreach. Recently, SFBBO started a “Birds in Your Neighborhood” event series to introduce the community to the birds studied in their research programs. Please join Lisa Myers as you visit an active colony of Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, and Black-crowned Night Herons that nest at Almaden Lake in San Jose. A volunteer from SFBBO will also be there to share data and discuss how the birds are doing and how people in the community can help.
 
The event is free and open to adults and kids ages 7 and up. Space is limited. Please pre-register with SFBBO at outreach@sfbbo.org.
Reservations Required
For Summer Nature Series and Let’s Go Birding events.
Call the Los Gatos Birdwatcher at (408) 358-9453 to reserve your space.


Los Gatos Birdwatcher Summer Nature Series 2013
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 
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 SPACE IS LIMITED

$8 / Child for Each Class
Call 408-358-9453 to Register
cartoon snake Super Shedders
Thursday, June 18
For ages 3 to 5:10:30 – 11:30 AM
For ages 6 to 12: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
 
Come to Los Gatos Birdwatcher to find out about all sorts of creatures that shed. Examine a variety of shed skins and exoskeletons, and discover how other creatures may use them. Watch a silly puppet show, and create your own magic trick.


feathers Fantastic Feathers
Thursday, June 25
For ages 3 to 5: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For ages 6 to 12: 12:15 – 1:15 PM
or 1:30 – 2:30 PM
 
Come to Belgatos Park to meet some special, live birds visiting from Sulphur Creek Nature Center. Get a rare, up close look at a beautiful owl, pet a dove, and feed a duck. Experiment with feathers, and dissect a pellet to discover what an owl ate.


teddy bear Tails Teddy Bear Picnic
Thursday, July 9
For ages 2 to 9: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
 
Bring your favorite stuffed friend, lunch, and a blanket to sit on to Belgatos Park to discover why animals love the trees. Hear a story, make a fun bat to play with, and investigate the trees in search of animals and clues that they may have left behind.


camera Kids’ Photography Hike
Thursday, July 9
For ages 6 to 12: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
 
Meet us at Vasona Lake to go adventuring on the trails taking nature photos. Our trip there last year was such fun, we will return and explore other trails this time. Bring any camera that you like and learn some simple tips to help you get great pictures.


frog Radical Reptiles
Thursday, July 16
For ages 3 to 5: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For ages 6 to 12: 12:15 – 1:15 PM
or 1:30 – 2:30 PM
 
Come to Los Gatos Birdwatcher to visit some live reptiles visiting from Sulphur Creek Nature Center. Come see and touch a lizard, snake and turtle too. Discover why they love a hot, summer day, and create your own clever lizard.


Unbeatable Beaks
Thursday, July 23
For ages 3 to 5: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
For ages 6 to 12: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
 
Come to Vasona Lake to investigate all sorts of beaks. Participate in activities to discover what they are designed for. Make a duck bill visor to shade your eyes as we explore the trails in search of beaks of all sizes and shapes.
bird beak samples

bird using a stick Tool Time
Thursday, July 30
For ages 3 to 5: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
For ages 6 to 12: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
 
Come to Belgatos Park to discover the tools that different animals have. Use some tools yourself as we investigate their work. Go exploring on the trails in search of the animals projects, and make your own bee sipper.


birding singing musicnotes Animal Instant Messaging
Thursday, August 6
For ages 3 to 5: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
For ages 6 to 12: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
 
Come to Los Gatos Birdwatcher to discover different ways that animals communicate. Watch a silly puppet show and participate in fun activities to find out about all sorts of different animal messages including pee-mail, woodpecker drumming, rabbit thumping, and the poop scoop.



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
Saturday Morning Local Bird Walks
 
Join us every 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. Except for our once a month all-day field trips, we go on a local bird walk from 8 to 10 am and return for bagels and shade-grown coffee. Some of the nearby places we go to are Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, Belgatos Park, Almaden Lake Park, Shoreline and Charleston Slough.
 
No Charge


Sunnyvale Audubon Walks
 
First Wednesday of
the Month

 
June 3, July 1, Aug 5
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


Field Trips and Outings
 
Let’s Go Birding
with Lisa Myers to Mines Road
– Taking a Wait List –

 
Saturday, May 16
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

 
Mines Road is located on the eastern side of the Mount Hamilton Range is an annual event for birdwatchers. We never know what to expect and that is one reason this day is always an adventure.
 
Fee: $60 Bus and Birdaloo


 
Let’s Go Birding
with Lisa Myers to Big Sur for Condors

 
Saturday, July 18
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 
Every summer we plan a trip to Big Sur to go in search of the California Condor. Brought back from the brink of extinction is it always exciting to spot these majestic vultures fl ying overhead. We never know for sure if we will fi nd one, but we have been very successful over the years. The total population of California Condors is roughly 430 with just over 30 living in and around the Big Sur Coast. We will stop en route to look for other birds in addition to condors. This trip will fi ll fast so call the store to reserve your spot. The Los Gatos Birdwatcher & Let’s Go Birding will match up to $50 in trip participant donations and make a donation to the Ventana Wildness Society. Fee: $60 Bus and Birdaloo
 
Fee: $60 Bus and Birdaloo




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