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Bay Area Bird Photographers

Bay Area Bird Photographers (BABP) is a club founded by members of SCVAS. Programs are open to the public and feature an engaging presentation by a member or guest showcasing bird photography from around the world and close to home.


Support BABP

BABP is supported by SCVAS and sponsored by the Recreation-Open Space and Science Division of the City of Palo Alto. While BABP no longer requires yearly dues, we ask that you become a supporting member of SCVAS to continue your support of BABP.

Yahoo Group

Join the Bay Area Bird Photographers Yahoo Group to receive the latest photography news and to participate in discussions. This is a closed group so you must send an email request to join to

Program Time and Location

Unless otherwise indicated, programs are held:
First Wednesday of the month, September through May
7:30 to 9:00 PM

Location: Embarcadero Room, Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA


Directions: From Highway 101 (North and South) take the Embarcadero Road West exit (northbound travelers turn left; southbound travelers turn right). Drive through three lights and turn right on Newell at the fourth light. The library is the second building on the right, just past the Cultural Center.

Upcoming Programs

Bring Your Own Photos night -- reserved for photo sharing by all attendees who wish to participate.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Just show up with a maximum of 10 photos to share with the rest of the evening’s attendees. It’s your choice as to what photos to bring: a summer trip, favorites from the year, a single bird study, whatever. Place your jpeg images on a USB flash drive; during the evening we’ll simply plug your drive into the projector and give you each a few minutes to share your photos with the group.
A few notes on photo preparation:
  • 1) The projector sorts the photos by file name in alphanumeric order. 

  • 2) Do not use the “progressive” option in Photoshop for outputting your jpeg images, as this format is not supported by our projector.

  • 3) Best to avoid full resolution images for better projector performance. 1920 pixels on the long edge is good.

Tales of an Indian Safari -- Yamil Saenz
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
On April 2019, I organized a nature photography tour to Northern India. We visited several world renowned birding destinations in this vast country and witnessed and experienced the colors and flavors of this grand civilization. Most of the pictures were taken at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Chambal National Sanctuary and Sattal. However, this birding pilgrimage would not be complete without seeing two of India's great symbols: the Bengal Tigers and the one and only Taj Mahal.



Program Photos

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Yamil Saenz
October, 2019



Bill Walker
May, 2019

Vayun Tiwari
April, 2019

Tom Ingram
March, 2019

Yamil Saenz
February, 2019

Bob Gunderson
January, 2019

Luis Villablanca
December, 2018

Richard Rhudy
November, 2018

Bob Lewis
October, 2018

Vivek Khanzodé
May, 2018


Doug Cheeseman
April, 2018



Mark Rauzon
March, 2018


Dorian Anderson
February, 2018

Harjeet Singh
January, 2018

Charlie Ryan
December, 2017

Julio Mulero
November, 2017

Mike Danzenbaker and Lee Hung   
October, 2017


Richard and Roberta Rhudy
May, 2017


John Richardson
April, 2017


Bob Lewis
March, 2017


Peter Hart
February, 2017