Mon - Sat: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday til 7 PM. Closed Sunday
Let’s Go Birding
Getting you into different habitats to experience a variety of species not found at home
SATURDAY BIRD WALKS
These morning walks start at 8:30 am on location and end at 10:00 am. Call 408-358-9453 to register as capacity is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration for each month’s walks opens on the first of that specific month. These walks are free and open to all birding levels.
Jan 6, 2024 • Bear Creek Redwoods above Lexington
Jan 20, 2024 • Oka Ponds, Los Gatos Creek Park
Feb 10, 2024 • Special Event–1/2 Day at Coyote Hills Regional Park
Feb 24, 2024 • Byxbee Park, Palo Alto Baylands
Mar 16, 2024 • McClellan Ranch, Cupertino
Mar 23, 2024 • Location TBA depending upon recent reports
Winter Raptor Workshop for SFBBO
Sat, Feb 3, 2024 • 9 am-1 pm • Fee: $60 • Coyote Valley in S. San Jose
Register at: www.sfbbo.org/workshops.html Winter is the time of year we have a higher concentration of raptors here in Northern California. We will spend our morning in the open spaces around Coyote Valley in South San Jose and discuss the different raptor families found in the Bay Area and the field marks to look for to tell them apart. The raptors we hope to find include both Bald and Golden Eagles, Northern Harriers, Red-tailed and Ferruginous Hawks in addition to Peregrine and Prairie Falcons, American Kestrels, and Merlin. During the workshop, we’ll review:
•What raptor species can be found in the Bay Area during the winter
•How are raptors grouped into their different families
•What are the preferred prey items per species
•How can we identify the juveniles from adults and males from females
•Which are the preferred habitats for the different species of raptors
•What does the breeding season look like for each raptor species
•What threats do raptors have in the Bay Area and beyond
Birding the Morning at Coyote Hills Regional Park
Sat, Feb 10, 2024 • 8:30 am–Noon • Fee: $25 • Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont
This is a new offering for Let’s Go Birding enthusiasts! We’ll spend the entire morning birding a Bay Area hot spot allowing the opportunity to explore more habitats and find more birds. This East Bay location provides various habitats from saltwater ponds to rolling grasslands and marshlands. We can expect to see waterfowl, shorebirds, and raptors. The trails are level, but we will be standing or walking the entire time. Bathrooms are available. Parking fee required. Participants will meet at the park. Call the store to register 408-358-9453.
New To Birding? This evening workshop is for you!
Tues, Mar 12, 2024 • 6:00 pm–7:30 pm • Fee: $25 • At the Los Gatos Birdwatcher
This workshop is geared for those new to birding and will take place at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher. In the last few years, many people have picked up binoculars and have been using phone apps to help ID birds. This workshop will take you beyond the Apps and help you with all aspects of birdwatching like how birds get grouped, how habitat and seasons affect what you will find, and how to use your binoculars. You will learn about the many Bay Area birding resources available to you. And bring all your questions! Call the store to register 408-358-9453
MEET YOUR TOUR GUIDE
Lisa Myers, a South Bay Area California native, has been watching and studying birds since childhood. She channeled her love of birding into Let’s Go Birding — designing fun, friendly tours and classes for folks eager to learn about birds.