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Oka Ponds
Saturday February 13 8:00 AM (Half Day)
Leader: Jim Johnson: (408) 996-3506 Rain Cancels.

Directions: From Hwy 17 in Los Gatos take Lark Ave exit west. Turn right on Oka Rd, left on Mozart Ave and an immediate right on Oka Lane. Meet at gate.

Stanford Campus
Sunday February 14 8:00 AM (Half day)
Location: Sophia Christel: (650) 796-1471.
The campus provides a bird friendly habitat. This trip is highly recommended for beginning birders. Directions: From Hwy 101 in Palo Alto, take University Ave. and exit west through downtown - follow onto the Stanford Campus (University Ave. becomes Palm Dr. on the campus). Meet at the end of Palm Dr. at entrance to the Main Quad.

Young Audubon Elephant Seal Walk
Monday February 15 President's Day Weekend - tours begin at 10:00am, 10:15am and 10:45am
Location: Ano Nuevo State Park
Cost: $7/person for members; $9/person non-members
Ano Nuevo State Reserve is home to the largest mainland breeding colony of Northern Elephant Seals in the world. Kids ages 7 and up and their families are invited to join us to see a variety of birds, plants, and adult and baby elephant seals. During this particular time of year, we should see mothers nursing and weaning their pups! SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED, so we can only take the first 20 people for each scheduled time. More...

"How Can Golden Eagles Survive in the Altamont Pass" with Doug Bell
Wednesday February 17 Doors open at 7:30pm; Program begins at 8:00pm
Location: Cubberley Community Center, Rm H1 - Middlefield and Montrose Rds, Palo Alto.
For good or ill, the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area is a region of great significance in the birding world. Learn more from one of the wildlife managers working on the issue of raptor deaths and population viability. More...

FULL: Cavity Nesters Recovery Program (CNRP) Informational Session & Hands-on Training (Session #1)
Saturday February 20 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Location: McClellan Ranch Preserve, Cupertino (22221 McClellan Rd.)
For new or potentially new monitors, existing monitors who would like a refresher, or for the just-plain-curious, join us as we explore the motivations and highlights of this 18-year-success story and share how YOU can get involved. There are 2 parts to this activity; you do not need to attend both. More...

Coyote Hills Regional Park
Saturday February 20 8:30 AM (half day)
Location: Frank Vanslager: (650) 961-1505.
NOTE: Expect an entrance fee. Lunch Optional, Rain Cancels.

Directions: Take Hwy 84, Dumbarton Bridge, east towards Newark. Exit right on Thornton, then left over freeway, as Thornton becomes Paseo Padre. Turn left at Patterson Ranch/Commerce Rd. into park. Meet at far end of Quarry Parking lot 1/4 mile past park entrance.

Santa Cruz Coastal Hot Spots
Sunday February 21 7:30 AM (half day)
Leader: Stephen Berlyant: (415) 420-3680. Half day (optional plus). A chance to visit local birding hotspots and to chase recently reported goodies. Dress in layers; this trip goes rain or shine. For those running late, at 8 AM we will be on West Cliff Dr., checking inter-tidal shelves as we approach the Natural Bridges overlook at the west end of West Cliff Dr.

Directions: Meet 7:30 AM at the Santa Cruz lighthouse on W. Cliff Dr. From Hwy 17 take Hwy 1 "north" (toward Half Moon Bay), turn left on Bay St. (just after MacDonald's), go to its end, turn right onto W. Cliff Dr., follow bluff-top to lighthouse.

Ogier Ponds
Saturday February 27 8:00 AM (Half day)
Leader: Bob Reiling. (408) 253-7527

Rain Cancels.

Directions: From Hwy 101 in Morgan Hill take Cochrane Rd. west to Monterey Hwy., turn right, go north 2.6 miles, turn right towards the Model Airplane Park (street is unnamed). Follow the road for 1/4 mile and park in the gravel lot at the first bend in road (meet at the gate if the entrance is locked).

Coyote Valley OSP
Sunday February 28 8:30 AM (half day)
Leader: Rick Herder: (408) 779-3985. Highlights: We will bird the lower elevations of the Open Space preserve to the west in search of recent spring migrants, soaring Hawks and Eagles. Cattle graze in the preserve and the trail can be rough and decorated with "cow pies." Note: Trip limited to those over 12 years of age. Rain Cancels, No Facilities.

Directions: From 101 in San Jose take Bailey Ave. west, turn left on Hale Ave. (Santa Teresa) and right to the end of Palm Ave. Early risers will meet at 7:30 AM on the western portion of Laguna Ave. in Morgan Hill, the first right after turning onto Hale Ave.

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March

The Bay Area Bird Photographers Meeting
Wednesday March 2 7:30-9:00 PM
Location: Lucy Evans Baylands Interpretive Center on East Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto

"Japanese and American Tropical Islands" with Mark Rauzon

2775 Embarcadero Rd. From 101, take Embarcadero Rd going East (towards the Baylands). At the stop sign at the very end of Embarcadero, take a left (staying on Embarcadero). The Interpretive Center is on the left along the jetty path after the Duck Pond. Parking is on Embarcadero, in the lot on the right (just as the road bends again). More...

Windy Hill OSP
Saturday March 5 8:00 AM (half day)
Leader: Kirsten Holmquist: (408) 747-0988. Rain Cancels.

Directions: From I-280 in Portola Valley take Alpine Rd south (toward hills) about 2.9 miles to first stop sign, turn right on Portola Rd. and go 0.8 miles to parking lot on left side of road just past The Sequoias. Meet in parking lot at Sausal Pond edge of Preserve.

Cavity Nesters Recovery Program (CNRP) Informational Session & Hands-on Training (Session #2)
Saturday March 5 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Location: McClellan Ranch Preserve, Cupertino (22221 McClellan Rd.)
[Second session opened due to high demand]

For new or potentially new monitors, existing monitors who would like a refresher, or for the just-plain-curious, join us as we explore the motivations and highlights of this 19-year-success story and share how YOU can get involved. There are 2 parts to this activity; you do not need to attend both. More...

Charleston Slough
Sunday March 6 8:00 AM (Half day)
Leader: Allen Royer: (408) 288-7768.
A trip designed for beginning birders but all are encouraged to attend. Bring your spotting scope and a friend! Rain cancels.

Directions: From Hwy 101 Mountain View, take San Antonion Rd north to Terminal Blvd. Meet at the entrance nearest San Antonio Rd. More...

"Bird Poetry Workshop" with Megan O'Brien
Wednesday March 23 7:00-9:00PM
Location: McClellan Ranch Preserve, Cupertino (22221 McClellan Rd.)
Let your creativity take flight with this fun workshop! More...

RAILS Orientation and Information Session #1
Thursday March 31 7:00-8:30PM
Location: McClellan Ranch Preserve, Cupertino (22221 McClellan Rd.)
If you're interested in - or just curious about - SCVAS' RAILS Program for Teens, please join us for an Orientation and Information meeting at our office at McClellan Ranch Preserve (22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino).

SCVAS staff will discuss what the program is (and is not), how the application process works, who should apply, and what the summer schedule will be. This will be a great chance to explore your options for the summer, and ask questions about this program.

Please RSVP Here.

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May

RAILS Orientation and Information Session #2
Tuesday May 3 7:00-8:30PM
Location: McClellan Ranch Preserve, Cupertino (22221 McClellan Rd.)
If you're interested in - or just curious about - SCVAS' RAILS Program for Teens, please join us for an Orientation and Information meeting at our office at McClellan Ranch Preserve (22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino).

SCVAS staff will discuss what the program is (and is not), how the application process works, who should apply, and what the summer schedule will be. This will be a great chance to explore your options for the summer, and ask questions about this program.

Please RSVP Here.

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