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Los Gatos Birdwatcher is proud to bring fun, entertaining and educational photo presentations to our local community.

Presentations include topics of public interest and/or locations from around the world. Birds are most often the theme, but we also experience all kinds of wildlife, and at times learn about the nature saving efforts being made by local organizations. Presentations take place next door at The Terraces and we are grateful that they invite us to use their theatre. The Terraces is located behind the Los Gatos Birdwatcher and presentation start at 7:00 PM. You are welcome to park at The Terraces, or use our Kings Court parking lot and take the short walk next door. These presentations are free and there is no need to pre-register, but you are welcome to call the store with questions.

King Parrot ©Pamela Warren

King Parrot ©Pamela Warren

A Little Different Area Down Under
 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
The Terraces, 7:00–8:00 PM

 
While most of us have heard of the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Great Ocean Road, what about the Atherton Tablelands? A little known but wonderful little part of Queensland with magnificent birds and mammals. Pamela Warren is a successful Silicon Valley professional but her true passion is to be out in nature and caring for animals as a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator. She currently volunteers with Harbor Seal pups at The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito. She always looks forward to introducing others to wildlife—either through her lens or in nuturing others' interests in wildlife.
Hummingbird ©Joan Sparks

Hummingbird ©Joan Sparks

Bay Area Hummingbirds
 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
The Terraces, 7:00–8:00 PM

 
Joan Sparks, wild life photographer, has been traveling the bay area photographing some of the tiniest birds found on the planet—the hummingbird. Did you know that hummingbirds are only found in the Americas? Throughout the year they can be found from Alaska to the tip of South America, in fact, there are over 325 species of hummingbirds. Joan will share with us several different species of hummingbirds, as well as the blossoms they enjoy for nectar, predators lurking nearby and typical birds that share their living space. Numerous tips will be given that you can implement to encourage the hummingbirds to permanently reside on your property. Don't miss this enlightening presentation filled with images of these incredible little birds.


SCVAS Spring Birdathon March 26 – May 1

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Each spring our local Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society holds their most important fundraiser know 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 26 – May 1. You can count up to four hours, or go out the entire day.

Our own Lisa Myers has been leading team “Persistent Picidaes” for many years. She welcomes your support if you would like to sponsor the team, or you are welcome to join the Picidaes on Saturday, April 8 when they will bird in Los Gatos from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Visit www.scvas.org to learn more about this year's event.

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.

JAN 7  No morning walk. Weekend tour to California's Central Valley.

JAN 14  Oka Ponds, Los Gatos.

JAN 21  Charleston Slough, Mtn. View. Meet at restrooms on Terminal Blvd. This will be a “Big Sit.” We will walk to an observation spot and will observe as many birds as we can as we pivot from one location. This will be a great morning for those new to birding or with limited mobility.

JAN 28 thru FEB 6  No local walks. Panama Birding Tour.

FEB 11  McClellan Ranch, Cupertino

FEB 18  Belgatos Park, Los Gatos

FEB 25  No morning walk. Reservoir Run, all day tour.

MAR 4  No morning walk.

MAR 11  La Rinconada Park, Los Gatos

Upcoming Tours

Tours below require a reservation, please call the store to save your spot,
408-358-9453.

Central America Birding Tour — Panama

JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 7, 2017  only one space open for a male

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. 


Red-Tail Hawk, ©Tony Woo
Reservoir Run

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Biologist Ryan Phillips will help Lisa co-lead this tour. We’ll spend
the day in south Santa Clara County visiting the many reservoirs
found tucked away in beautiful, bird habitats. The route will be finalized closer to the trip. Possible stops include Calero, Coyote and Anderson reservoirs. Just some of the species we will be looking for include Bald Eagles, Oprey, Wood Ducks, and wintering songbirds.
$65 and includes transportation.
Red-tail Hawk, Colusa NWR
©Tony Woo

 



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