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

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A Morning at Bear Creek Redwoods

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Carpool from The Los Gatos Birdwatcher

Having just opened June 8th, this is one of the newest open space properties just three miles south of Los Gatos. Join us as we look for unique mountain species including: Pacific Wren, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Purple Finch, Brown Creeper and possibly a chance to hear or see the elusive Pileated Woodpecker. Fee: $45

Salmon artwork by Rene Reyes

 

Wildlife Photography Workshop with Bill Walker

CLASSROOM PRESENTATION:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

FIELD SESSION:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Photographer Bill Walker put together this fantastic
workshop that includes both an evening presentation
and time in the field. Aimed at the fundamentals of
wildlife photography as it pertains to birds, Bill will start with an evening presentation about field techniques and how to apprach birds while respecting their health and safety. Bill will show how to control exposure for different conditions, how to compose pleasing images by attending to both the foreground and background, and offer tips for processing your photos on the computer, and organizing your library of images. The class is aimed at photographers using DSLR cameras. However, much of the material is pertinent to folks doing digi-scoping or using fixed-lens cameras. Fee: $45. Limited to 15 people. Call to reserve your seat.
** If you cannot do the field trip, the classroom session is $20
.

 

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

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, AUGUST 27

Red-Tailed Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Swainson's Hawk

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.


Summer Nature Series 2019
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED  •  CLASSES FILL QUICKLY
$10 per child for each class.
Call 408-358-9453 to reserve your spot.
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All About Owls

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

(For ages 5 – 12)

Owls are mysterious birds usually found only at night as they hunt after dark in search of rodents. Because of that we have created a wonderful class. Come to the Los Gatos Birdwatcher and learn about owls; learn how they find their food and what they eat. You will get to dissect your own owl pellet. And we invite you to come meet “Olive”, a live Western Screech Owl here at the store from the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.


We're Going Birding

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

(For ages 5 – 12)

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Bird tour leader and store owner/educator Lisa Myers will lead a 60-minute bird walk at Vasona County Park in Los Gatos. Kids will meet on site and will look for the species of birds found right here in our Los Gatos community. Some birds will be in the water and others on land. Space is limited, so call soon to reserve your spot. The exact meeting location will be provided upon confirmation.



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.

JUL 6  Call the store for location.

JUL 13 *  Meet-up – Kevin Moran Park. 12415 Scully Ave., Saratoga

JUL 20  Palo Alto Baylands. Meet at Duck Pond.

JUL 27  Picchetti Winery Open Space. 13100 Montebello Rd., Cupertino

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




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