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Please call the store to reserve your spot: 408-358-9453

Cedar Waxwings by Garrett Lau
Cedar Waxwings ©Garrett Lau

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
Call us to reserve your space: 408-358-9453

These one hour workshops will focus on four different bird species. 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 and field guide with you for class. Call the store to save your spot: 408-358-9453.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Say's Phoebe, Western Meadowlark, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Cedar Waxwing


Belted Kingfishers by Rene Reyes

 

Wildlife Art Show Featuring Local Artists

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher

Held annually at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher and featuring talented artists within our birding community — photographers and those who use other mediums from pencil to acrylic to watercolor. We invite you
down to take a relaxing stroll amongst the art,
meet many of the artists and even purchase
artwork if you wish. If you make a purchase in
the store this day you'll have a chance to win a
$50 Los Gatos Birdwatcher gift certificate.
Refreshments will be served. If you are an
artist and wish to be a part of our show please
email 
 info@losgatosbirdwatcher.com.

 

Hawk Hill for the Fall Raptor Migration

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Did you know we have a hawk migration hot spot just north of us located in the Marin Headlands? Every year during the fall, hundreds of volunteers from the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) spend thousands of hours counting and identifying the thousands of raptors that fly over on their migration south. The GGRO's mission is to inspire the preservation of California raptor populations as they track the Golden Gate migration. We will continue to Hawk Hill where we will join the hawk watchers of GGRO as they look to the skies and count hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures, birds collectively called "raptors." Biologist and raptor expert Ryan Phillips and Lisa Myers co-lead this tour. Fee: $70, includes transportation

Paul Tebbel releasing a Sandhill Crane ©Joel Satore / www.joelsartore.com

Paul Tebbel releasing a Sandhill Crane ©Joel Satore /
joelsatore.com

 

Sandhill Crane Sunset Tour with the
International Crane Foundation

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
11:00 AM – 8:30 PM
California's Central Valley near Stockton

Everyone knows that the Sandhill Crane is Lisa’s favorite North American bird species. Did you know that one of her favorite non-profits is the International Crane Foundation? In fact, every time Lisa leads a crane tour, part of the proceeds are sent to the International Crane Foundation. This organization works diligently to protect the 15 species of cranes found throughout the world.

In appreciation of our support throughout the years they have put us in contact with biologist Paul Tebbel. We are so excited to partner with Paul as we visit the Sandhill Cranes just arriving to California’s Central Valley for the winter.

This tour is $90 and includes transportation. Part of the proceeds from this trip will go directly to the International Crane Foundation. Book your seat sooner than later — Trip fills at 25.



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.

SEP 7  Rinconada Park, 151 Granada Way, Los Gatos

SEP 14 No Walk. Come enjoy the Los Gatos Birdwatcher Art Show. (see details above)

SEP 21*  Meet Up Edenvale Park (adjacent to Hayes Mansion) 200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose

SEP 28 No walk. Hawk Hill Fall Raptor Migration (see details above)

OCT 5  No walk. SFBBO California Fall Challenge with Lisa Myers.

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




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