For the Birds
Since 1926, our mission has been to preserve, protect, and educate our community about native birds and their ecosystems in Santa Clara County, California. We offer many opportunities for you to volunteer and get involved. Many of our popular kids' programs meet public school science standards. Peruse our extensive calendars for field trips, classes, and events that suit your interests. Please become a supporting member or donate to help continue our many programs.
It is hard for us to select only a few volunteers to spotlight among our long list of deserving people. We would like to extend a special thank-you to our 2013 volunteer honorees. More...
Christmas Bird Counts
Birders of all skill levels are needed to help with our annual winter census of birds in December. More....
New Executive Director at SCVAS
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Ellis as the new Executive Director. Stephanie will succeed Bob Power, who is retiring at the end of January 2014. More...
Bequests to our new Legacy Fund will memorialize your commitment to environmental education and conservation in the Bay Area now and well into the future, and are an important investment in the vitality of our organization. More...
Wildlife Education Day - Success!
Our premier festival that featured dozens of nature-oriented organizations provided live animal demonstrations, educational presentations, free hands-on activities and more was a huge success thanks to our hard-working volunteers and hundreds of attendees! Congratulations to our poster contest winners! See you again in October 2014! More...
Upcoming Events at SCVAS
Wednesday December 11, 8:30 AM (Half Day)
Los Capitancillos Ponds West
We'll take an easy walk, birding the ponds for wildfowl and gulls.
Sunday December 15, all day
San Jose Christmas Bird Count 2013
Yes, it is almost that time of year again - time to get down and dirty in service of the feathered folk.
Monday December 16, All Day
Palo Alto Christmas Bird Count 2013
Birders of all ages and abilities are invited and encouraged to participate in this CBC, even if only for a few hours.