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Lisa Myers The Sport of Bird Watching — A class for beginners with Lisa Myers

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
at The Los Gatos Birdwatcher

In this class we’ll review all the different things you’ll need to know to get into the sport of birding. From field guides, apps and optics, to area hot spots, taxonomy and what to look for to ID a bird. Did you know it’s not advisable to wear white when you go birding? There are also established ethics all birders should know. We’ll review all these topics and more during a 90 minute evening class at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher. We’ll then use our new birding skills out in the field for a two hour Saturday morning bird walk set for Oct. 8 8:00 – 10:00 AM. Call the store to reserve your space. Cost $40.
American Golden Plover

American Golden Plover

From Stanford Professor to Nature Photographer — Tom Grey
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
at The Terraces

Tom Grey is a birder, photographer and retired Stanford Law School Professor. While he is known as a leading legal theorist and historian he is also a birder and also well known for his outstanding bird photography. Though he retired from teaching in 2007, Tom still lives on the Stanford campus and regularly takes pictures of birds, mostly in the Bay Area, but also around North America and occasionally overseas. He will present for us some of his favorite bird photos and tell us how he got the shot! No charge.
Let's Go Birding — Tour Division of the Los Gatos Birdwatcher
Saturday Morning Local Bird Walks 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. A reminder to our location will also be found on the store’s phone message. Free event.

OCT 1  Vasona Park. Meet in 1st parking lot to your left after entering main entrance off Blossom Hill Road.

OCT 2  Participate in the SFBBO Birdathon fundraiser. Details provided.

OCT 15  Oka Ponds, off Lark Ave..

OCT 22  Alviso County Park in partnership with SCCGov. Beginning birders welcome. Meet at the end of Hope Street next to the restrooms.

OCT 29  Los Capitancillos Ponds in South San Jose. Meet on Singletree Way off Camden at PG&E power station.

NOV 5  No morning walk. Bus tour to the Lodi Crane Festival. Call the store for details.

NOV 12  Los Gatos Creek Park in partnership with SCCGov. Beginning birders welcome. Meet at Dell entrance.

Upcoming Tours

Tours below require a reservation, please call the store to save your spot,

SFBBO California Fall Challenge

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 8:00 AM – Noon

The California Fall Challenge is an important fundraiser to the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. Please consider joining Lisa Myers as she leads the Gallinago Go Go’s for the 12th year. There is a $50 donation per person required to join the team. To sign-up please register directly at: SFBBO.ORG. This provides a great opportunity to see several different species and help the bird world. All birding skill levels are welcome!

Lodi Crane Festival


New tour! The Lodi Crane Festival is an annual event in celebration of Sandhill Cranes. This new tour provides a complete venue for birders and nature enthusiasts. Going via chartered bus provides a fabulous way to get to this years festival and its the perfect opportunity for those that have never been to a birding festival! We will arrive in time to meander throughout the exhibit hall filled with wildlife artists, merchants and several non-profits with a common mission to help nature. We’ll have time to get in one of their featured speakers before heading out into the field for our own private docent led crane tour before the sun sets. Fee: $60 includes transportation, gas & docent.

Central Valley Birding Weekend


We’ll spend the weekend birding North American hot spots as we visit the Sacramento and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges and open spaces in between. It is here we will find the millions of birds that leave the Arctic to spend their winter in California. Species include Tundra Swans, Great White Fronted, Snow and Ross's Geese and many species of ducks. In addition to the waterfowl we'll see other fantastic birds including Bald Eagles, Great Horned Owls, White Faces Ibis and more. All birding levels are welcome. We'll spend the evening in Willows. Trip fee includes transportation, your hotel room, continental breakfast and snacks. Lunch, Dinner and alcohol is not included. Rain does not cancel.
Space is limited. $349 for single, $549 for a couple sharing a room, $275 per person if you wish to share with another single.



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. 

Los Gatos Birdwatcher, 792 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030, 408-358-9453, info@losgatosbirdwatcher.com info@losgatosbirdwatcher.com
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