These events are free, but space is limited so please call to reserve your seat 408-358-9453.
Wildlife of the American West – Brent Paull
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
at The Terraces
“From the bears and elk of Yellowstone to the Vermilion Flycatchers of Morongo Valley, from the
bobcats and kit fox of the San Joaquin Valley to the snow geese of Bosque del Apache and the
northern harriers of Utah - we live in a wildlife mecca that gives us access to some of the greatest,
most beautiful creatures that walk, fl y, or crawl across this globe.” This has been the photographic
view of Brent Paull for 32 years.” Once a freelance photographer, Brent now leads photographic
safari tours. He will share with us some of his wildlife photography from throughout the country.
Alaska from the Sea Wolf – Patty Biasca and Bob Anderson
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
at The Terraces
On a converted WWII wooden mine sweeper (now called the Sea Wolf) Patty Biasca and
Bob Anderson explored Alaska’s Inside Passage from Juneau to Ketchikan encountering
orcas, humpback whales, bears, and other Alaskan wildlife. The trip format, which used
kayaks and a skiff to leave the boat daily, allowed intimate views of nooks and crannies not
seen by the average cruise ship passenger. This talk will give some of the fascinating history
of the Sea Wolf and share pictures and experiences encountered along the way. Patty and
Bob have been enjoying outdoor adventures for most of their adult lives, the last 25 or so years exploring together through
backpacking, river rafting, kayaking, and hiking in some of the world’s most beautiful and out-of-the-way places.
Saturday Morning Local
Dates and locations of our bird walks
will now be listed in the
newsletter and on our web page.
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 8:15 am. Walks end by
10:00AM. These two hour Saturday walks are open to all who are
interested in birding. Rain cancels.
as we will be birding in the Lodi area.
No local morning walk
Meet near the tennis court.
La Rinconada Park, Los Gatos.
Meet near the Ranger Station.
Palo Alto Baylands.
Meet at the Oka entrance.
Oka Percolation Ponds.
Meet off University at the Pepper Tree Lane entrance.
Vasona County Park.
Sunnyvale Audubon Walks
First Wednesday of the Month
March 2 – Noon to 1pm
Freddy will continue to lead this walk for Santa Clara Valley Audubon on the First Wednesday of the month. Birding walks are listed at www.scvas.org. 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. No Charge.
Let's Go Birding – Lodi, 2nd Crane Tour added
Saturday, February 16, 2016 —
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
The Sandhill Cranes arrived in the
fall and will soon be leaving for their
northern breeding grounds. This
trip will take us to the crane habitats
around Lodi as we bird Staten Island
Road. We will also be on the lookout
for Tundra Swans, Cackling and
Greater White Fronted Geese and the
many raptors that share this habitat.
Fee: $60 Includes transportation.
Let's Go Birding – Visit the International Crane
Foundation Headquarters in Baraboo, WI
Let’s Go Birding is planning a 5 day
tour in the 2016 May time frame
to visit the International Crane
Foundation headquarters in Baraboo,
WI. This is the only place on Earth
where one can see all fi fteen species
of the world’s cranes. We will tour
the facility, learn about the world’s
cranes and spend time birding the
many trails and habitats found
here. We will also visit other hot
spots of the area looking for species
not found in the west. This tour
coincides with the spring migration.
If you would like to learn more
please call the store or email