Our Mission

The Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society promotes the enjoyment, understanding, and protection of birds and other wildlife by engaging people of all ages in birding, education, and conservation.

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About Us

The Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, founded in 1926, brings together people who care about birds.

Its dedicated members and staff play a critical role in protecting local birds and their habitats by working to promote environmental resilience and sustainability in the Bay Area.

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A Place to Call Home

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society is located on a beautiful preserve in the city of Cupertino, California.

The preserve provides a home to an environmental center, the local 4H club, a community garden, and an abundance of bird species and other wildlife.

Our office and Nature Shop are located in the old McClellan Ranch home.

Please come by and make it a part of your home too!

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Join Us!

We invite you to support local birding and conservation activities by joining SCVAS. 

As a member you will receive The Avocet newsletter, a discount in our Nature Store, and reduced rates for field trips, classes, and other activities. 

SCVAS is supported by our generous members and donors. Dues and donations are tax-deductible.

Please contact us for more information.

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Kids' Corner

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society prides itself on providing excellent science-standards-based outdoor education for students and teachers alike.

Kids' Corner offers a window into our various education and young adult support programs.

Here you will find information on our Young Audubon activities, an online wetlands discovery, and information on becoming a wetlands steward.

You can also find out more about SCVAS's classroom-based Wetlands Discovery Program.

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Contact Us

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (SCVAS)

McClellan Ranch Preserve

22221 McClellan Road

Cupertino, CA 95014

E-mail: scvas@scvas.org

Phone: (408) 252-3747

Fax: (408) 252-2850