From Toby Goldberg, Education and Outreach Director: "When I returned to the Bay Area at the beginning of 2006, I was thrilled to hear about an open staff position with the local Audubon Chapter. The timing couldn't have been better, and it seemed like the perfect fit for my (somewhat odd) assortment of skills and interests. Now, as I prepare to depart almost a decade later, I gratefully acknowledge how important being a part of this organization has been to my development as a birder, an educator, a planner, and a team member. I have learned so much, and almost can't imagine myself as anything other than an SCVAS staff member. " More in the Avocet, page 6.
RAILS Program for Teens
Our free eight-week summer training program develops teen skills in environmental "Research, Advocacy, Identification, Leadership and Stewardship". Applications accepted through May 25, 2016 or until the program is full. More...
Wingding Family Fest
Come to our FREE Celebration of Birds and Spring at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve on May 21, 2016. Activities include nature walks, science stations, live animals, art and crafts. More...
What's New at SCVAS
AVOCET CORRECTION: The delightful picture of the Orchard Oriole from our March/April 2016 newsletter issue was unfortunately mis-credited. That picture came from Will Brooks. We appreciate his allowing us to use that picture, and we apologize for the error.
New CD Set of Bird Songs available: The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC) has produced a boxed set of 2 CDs which include more than 100 Bay Area bird songs. Each song can be repeated. The songs are arranged by habitat type. The CDs are narrated by EAC's Carolyn Longstreth. You can order the CDs online (link above), or call 415-663-9312 to order your set. All proceeds go to EAC's bird conservation program.
Changing Hours in Nature Shop: The SCVAS main office and Nature Shop will have limited hours through the months of April and May. We recommend giving us a call (408-252-3747) if you're planning to stop by to make sure we're open. We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you soon!
Help Us Make a Better Newsletter!: The SCVAS Staff and Newsletter Team would like to hear from you! Please take moment to fill out our SCVAS Newsletter and Chapter Survey. It should only take a few minutes, but your responses will help us continue to improve our newsletter.
It is now time to register for the Spring Birdathon, one of our most important fundraisers. To participate join a team, gather pledges, then count birds March 26 - May 1. People who raise the most money win valuable prizes! More...
Next program May 18, 2016: Cuba: Gorgeous Bird Life by
Alvaro Jaramillo More...
Read highlights of current news from our chapter. This installment: "San Francisco Bay Ballot Measure Would Restore Vital Bird Habitat, Provide Clean Water And Ensure Flood Protection" by Audubon California. More...
Our Environmental Advocate describes some of our latest environmental issues and projects. More...
Join the Board
The Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society is seeking new Board members and welcomes expressions of interest from anyone who supports our mission. While your enthusiastic contribution of time and energy is the major qualification, the Board particularly needs expertise and experience in fund-raising, environmental education, and social media. Contact us if you are interested.
Upcoming Events at SCVAS
See more events in our calendars.
Saturday April 30, 8:30 AM (Full Day)
Mines Rd., Del Puerte Canyon, and vicinity
We'll start this trip in Del Puerto Canyon, working our way west to San Antonio Valley.
Saturday April 30, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM (arrive at 7:50AM)
Young Audubon Adventure: Spring Bird Banding with SFBBO
Join the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) at the peak of the spring migration season to see a live bird banding demonstration and experience conservation science in action.
Sunday May 1, All Day
Spring Birdathon Closes.
Last day to officially qualify with your birdathon team for prizes.