SCVAS Spring Birdathon March 26 – May 1
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.
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.
FEB 25 No morning walk. Reservoir Run, all day tour.
MAR 4 La Rinconada Park, Los Gatos
MAR 11 No morning walk
Tours below require a reservation, please call the store to save your spot,
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