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
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
The Terraces, 7:00–8:00 PM
Hummingbird ©Joan Sparks
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
The Terraces, 7:00–8:00 PM
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.
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
Tours below require a reservation, please call the store to save your spot,
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.
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