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Los Capitancillos Ponds West
Wednesday December 11 8:30 AM (Half Day)
Leader: Ann Verdi and Janna Pauser (408) 569-9264 We'll take an easy walk, birding the ponds for wildfowl and gulls. Rain cancels
From Hwy 85, go south on Camden Ave. Just past Blossom Hill Rd., turn left on Singletree Way as soon as you pass Beacon School. Park on Singletree Way at PG&E substation. Meet at the trail entrance on the right, just past the power plant
San Jose Christmas Bird Count 2013
Sunday December 15 all day
Leader: Kirsten Holmquist, 408-747-0988, firstname.lastname@example.org. Yes, it is almost that time of year again - time to get down and dirty in service of the feathered folk. More...
Palo Alto Christmas Bird Count 2013
Monday December 16 All Day
Leader: Jack Cole: (408) 996-0434 or email@example.com Birders of all ages and abilities are invited and encouraged to participate in this CBC, even if only for a few hours. The Christmas Bird Count is a highlight of the Audubon year: you don't want to miss it! More...
Calero-Morgan Hill Christmas Bird Count 2013
Saturday December 28 All Day
Leader: Ann Verdi: (408) 266-5108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Calero-Morgan Hill CBC will be held on Saturday, December 28. More...
Mount Hamilton Christmas Bird Count 2013 Top
Monday December 30 All day
Mark your calendars! This spectacular count circle includes Mt. Hamilton and the San Antonio Valley. Interested count leaders should contact me as soon as possible with your availability: Bob Hirt (Compiler), 408-821-2732 (cell); 10325 Dempster Avenue, Cupertino, CA.
Saturday January 4 7:30 AM (Half Day)
Leader: Bob Reiling (408) 253-7527 Get a head start on your 2014 County Year List with some vagrant chasing. Notes: Bring a full tank of gas, lunch and field guides as we attempt to track down some of the unusual birds seen on the Christmas Bird Counts in Santa Clara County. Meet near the entrance to the Alviso Marina parking lot.
From Hwy 237 in San JOse take Gold St. north to the end, bear left on Elizabeth St. and then right on Hope St. to the marina parking lot. Be prepared to carpool as parking may be limited at some sites. Rain cancels
Los Capitancillos Ponds
Sunday January 5 8:00 AM (Half Day)
Leader: Ann Verdi (408) 266-5108 We will bird ponds that are filled with a variety of waterfowl and Gulls, a nearby creek for riparian birds as well as other areas closely associated with the ponds that attract birds. Rain cancels From Hwy 85, go south on Camden Ave. Just past Blossom Hill Rd., turn left on Singletree Way as soon as you pass Beacon School. Park on Singletree Way at PG&E substation. Meet at the trail entrance on the right, just past the power plant
The Bay Area Bird Photographers Meeting
Wednesday January 8 7:30-9PM
Location: Lucy Evans Baylands Interpretive Center on East Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto
"Birds of the Ecuador Andes" by Tom Grey
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).
Sunday January 12 8:00 AM (Full Day)
Leader: Clay Kempf (831) 761-8260 This is one of our better "out of county" field trips traversing oak woodland and open grassland via backroads into a unique habitat. Targeted species include: Phainopepla, Mountain Bluebird, Prairie Falcon, Ferruginous Hawk, and Golden Eagle; other possibilities include Mountain Plover, Bald Eagle, Vesper Sparrow, Greater Roadrunner and Chukar. Notes: bring lunch and a full tank of gas; Carpooling is strongly recommended due to limited parking on the narrow roads.
Meet at Paicinies Stor on Hwy 25 approx. 11 miles south of Hollister. IMPORTANT: Do not expect to use the restrooms at the Paicines Store, as their use is limited to paying customers (we encourage patronage of local businesses).Top
Audubon Field Workshop: "Lower Klamath/Tule Lake Eagles" with Bob Power.
Thursday February 6 through Monday, Feb 10th.
Cost: There is no fee for this trip, although guests will be invited to make a donation to SCVAS.
Come experience a northern California classic! More...
Cavity Nesters Recovery Program (CNRP) Informational Session & Hands-on TrainingTop
Saturday February 22 10:00AM - 2:00PM
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 15-year-success story and share how YOU can get involved. There are 3 parts to this activity; you do not need to attend all three. More...
Audubon Field Workshop: "Cave Creek Canyon and the Chiricahua Mountains" with Bob Power.
Tuesday May 20 through May 27th.
Join Bob to seek all of the area's specialty birds at one of North America's premier birding destinations. More...