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.
Christmas Bird Counts
Birders of all skill levels are needed to help with our annual winter census of birds in December. More....
Our Environmental Advocate describes some of our latest environmental issues and projects. More...
What's New at SCVAS
Articles from The Avocet - SCVAS' bi-monthly Newsletter: We're having some technical difficulties with our website, so while our web gurus work on fixing it, here are some articles from our most recent newsletter (January/February 2015) that we think you'll be interested in:
- Read the Full Issue.
- SCVAS advocates for policies that reduce Rodenticide Use. Read more Here.
- Fall birders were delighted by an Ashy Storm-Petrel and an American Tree Sparrow. Read the full Field Notes for October and November.
- The Environmental Action Committee is always hard at work! Read what they've been working on recently.
SCVAS Office and Nature Shop Holiday Hours: The SCVAS staff is looking forward to celebrating the winter holidays with our friends and families. To help us do that, we'll be closing the office on Sun, 12/21 through Sun, 12/28. We will also be closed on Thurs, 1/1. We will return to our normal schedule on Friday, Jan 2nd. Happy Holidays!
Urgent Action Alert!
Immediate action is needed for this very important local conservation effort.
Save the Stevens Creek Corridor!
Join one of our domestic or international birding trips featuring knowledgeable leaders to popular birding destinations. More...
Highlights of our current efforts can be found on the Front Page. This installment: Got Mice? Don't Poison their Natural Predators. More...
Upcoming Events at SCVAS
See more events in our calendars.
Saturday December 27, All Day
Calero-Morgan Hill Christmas Bird Count 2014
This year's count will be especially important as we will be conducting our census during unprecedented drought conditions.
Monday December 29, All day
Mount Hamilton Christmas Bird Count 2014
Mark your calendars!
Saturday January 3, 7:30 AM (Half Day)
Get a head start on your 2015 County Year List with some vagrant chasing.