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Rufous-vented Cuckoo Ants! Swarm! Cuckoo! We’re going to Panama – Beth Hamel
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
at The Terraces

Experience the natural splendor of Central Panama through photos and stories from Beth Hamel. Beth and Tom Hamel are avid birders of the Bay Area. Beth retired in 2013, after spending 30 years in the software industry, to spend more time outdoors enjoying the natural world. This year the Hamels explored Panama with the Canopy Family group, and now you have an opportunity to enjoy Panama without the heat, mugginess, bugs, and exhaustion!
Ginger seed houses and seeded wreaths. November Ginger Seed House Workshop – Freddy Howell
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
For the whole family: Join Freddy for a Los Gatos Birdwatcher after-Thanksgiving tradition. Don’t miss this special family activity as we build festive Ginger Seed houses out of seeds. You can then place your Ginger Seed house outside for the birds and squirrels in your neighborhood to enjoy. Watch as they enjoy their own Thanksgiving feast. We supply all the ingredients. You’ll want to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting grubby. (Not appropriate if you have peanut allergies.)
SHOP SMALL logo Small Business Saturday and Open House
The Town of Los Gatos and King’s Court Center are participating in Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 28. It is the day communities celebrate the Shop Small movement and support small businesses.
We are proud of our small business and we are proud to support our community through tax revenue and through our extensive outreach and donation policy. We felt this was also the perfect day for a holiday “Open House”. During the Open House we are giving a 15% discount on your purchase of any holiday merchandise. And we are also giving a free give away to all that make a purchase in the store Nov. 28.

Group of bird watchers with Lisa Myers A Look Back at Five Years of Los Gatos Birdwatching Birding Tours – Lisa Myers
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
at The Terraces

The Los Gatos Birdwatcher has offered customers birding tours for the past 20 years. New owner Lisa Myers partnered with Freddy five years ago to provide folks with exciting adventures throughout California’s birding hot spots. Lisa will look back in time and present images, memories and highlights taken from over 60 adventures organized through the store. From Big Sur to Point Reyes, Stockton to Panoche Valley and all the places in between.

Field Trips and Outings
UPDATE! Saturday Morning Local Bird Walks
Dates and locations of our bird walks will now be listed in the newsletter and on our web page.

Join us most Saturday mornings for an enjoyable bird walk. You can meet at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher at 8:00 AM and drive over together, or meet at the trip location by 8:15 am. Walks end by 10:00AM. These two hour Saturday walks are open to all who are interested in birding. Rain cancels. No Charge.

NOV 7  Bird with Freddy at BelGatos park in Los Gatos.

NOV 14  Bird with Freddy at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park.

NOV 21 and NOV. 28  There will be no local walks.

DEC 5  Bird with Lisa at Vasona Park. Meet at the upper Wildwood Picnic area. You can walk in from University Ave. using Pepper Tree Lane.

DEC 12  Bird with Lisa at Los Gatos Creek Park. Meet at the park entrance off Dell Ave., Campbell.

JAN 2  Bird with Lisa at Charleston Slough. Meet off Terminal Blvd. in Mountain View.

Sunnyvale Audubon Walks
First Wednesday of the Month
Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6 
Noon to 1pm
Freddy will continue to lead this walk for Santa Clara Valley Audubon on the First Wednesday of the month. Birding walks are listed at www.scvas.org. Bring your binoculars (loaners are available) and meet Freddy at the Sunnyvale Pollution Control Plant where Borregas and Caribbean meet off of 237. After entering the plant turn left at the first stop sign and continue to the end of the parking area. No Charge

Let's Go Birding with Lisa Myers
Let's Go Birding – Merced NWF
Saturday, November 21, 2015 —
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Currently taking a wait list

The Merced National Wildlife Refuge includes 10,258 acres of wetlands, native grasslands, vernal pools, and riparian areas and hosts the largest wintering population of lesser Sandhill cranes and Ross’ geese along the Pacific Flyway.
Fee: $60 Includes transportation.

There will be no Let’s Go Birding
all day tour in the month of
December because everyone is really busy with the holidays.
Let's Go Birding – Central Valley Raptor Tour
Saturday, January 16, 2016 —
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We are excited to have Wildlife Biologist and raptor expert Ryan Phillips coleading the first tour of 2016. Ryan and Lisa will design this tour to hot spots around Davis where we know wintering raptors like to hunt. This is an exciting time to look for raptors as some species are only found here during the winter. We will also take time to enjoy the many other species of birds found throughout our day. Very little walking on this tour.
Fee: $60 Includes transportation.

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