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Prizes and Sponsors

We would like to extend a warm thank you to our incredible sponsors! Please patronize these charitable businesses whose generosity helps make Birdathon exciting and successful in raising funds for our conservation and education programs.


Check this list often, as we will be adding new prizes as they come in. During the Awards Dinner, prizes will be distributed to the individuals who have raised the most money; winners of other awards categories will have their names engraved on plaques (Find the list of Awards Categories here). Prizes will also be given away as door prizes. Please respect offer expiration dates.


If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to become a sponsor, please email the Birdathon Coordinator at


Last Updated: May 22


Birdathon Kickoff Dinner Prize

2 Passes for a Monterey Bay Marine Mammals and Seabirds Day Trip
Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris (website)
Enjoy a full day of whale and bird watching in California's famous Monterey Bay on July 1, 2018 from 7:30AM – 4:00PM.


Birdathon Competition Prizes

1 Pair of 10x28 Diamondback Binoculars
Chuq von Rospach
Start off the Birdathon season with new optics! These waterproof, fog-proof, compact binoculars are brand new, and will not weigh you down despite their magnification.
Picnic Backpack, Fully Stocked
Renee Polizotto and Julio Mulero
Enjoy a meal outdoors, with a full dining set for two, as well as a hardwood cutting board, cheese knife, and corkscrew to go with the detachable insulated wine duffel. $25 Trader Joe's gift card and a bottle of white wine included.
American Bittern Print
Steven Patt
Bring nature indoors with this fantastic 12" by 18" photo of an American Bittern in its natural habitat by fellow birder Steven Patt.
Timeshare in an Exotic Location
Bob Hirt
One week of your choice of one of of Bob Hirt's timeshare locations during 2018. These gorgeous resorts are located in Mexico (Cancun, Rosarita Beach, Acapulco, and 3 in Puerto Vallarta); Villacanas in southern Spain; and another in the Rockies at Silver Creek, Colorado. Enjoy a fully furnished two-bedroom condo with room for six and the full amenities of a luxury hotel. This free week at a luxury resort has a value of well over $600. Airfare, transportation, and other logistics not included. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.
Gift Bag
Los Gatos Birdwatcher (website)
Includes Vortex 8x42 Diamondback Binoculars, one "Grumpy Owl" iPad case from Santoro, one 2018 desktop calendar, and one white scalloped-edged appetizer plate. $345 value.
Samsung Tab E
Brand new, 8 inch, wifi enabled tablet.
Local Birding Excursion
Bob Hirt
You and three of your closest friends will design a custom birding adventure to a local destination led by Bob Hirt and local birding expert Mike Mammoser. This is the perfect time to fulfill your dream of finding a special species or birding a particular area with one of the Bay Area's best birders as your guide. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.
Gift Bag
A selection of prizes from our Nature Shop, including an SCVAS logo hoodie, hat, a set of Rigel Stuhmiller owl cards, and a rusted owl sign, worth over $100.
2 California Academy of Sciences Passes and Birdwalk
Bob Hirt
"The Birds of Costa Rica (in the aviary at California Academy of Sciences) and Golden Gate Park" led by Bob Hirt. Bob co-led three of SCVAS' Costa Rica field trips in the past. We hope to spot Red-legged Honeycreepers, Blue-gray and Silver-throated Tanagers, as well as other birds. Afterwards, we will have a nice lunch at the cafeteria, followed by a short bird walk in the park for some of our local favorites and maybe some fall vagrant rarities. Date to be agreed on will be from mid-August to mid-November 2018 to capture fall migration and nice weather.
4 Tickets to the Children's Discovery Museum
Children's Discovery Museum (website
Enjoy a family 4-pack of tickets to the Children's Discovery Museum - a perfect outing for you and the kids or grandchildren!
Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting for 10 (Team Prize)
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards (website
Treat yourself and your closest friends to an exclusive tour and tasting with Cooper-Garrod's winemaker! Cooper-Garrod is a boutique winery nestled in the eastern slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains on the hillsides above Saratoga, with award winning wines. Value of $300.
Black-crowned Night Heron Print
Chuq von Rospach
Bring the birds indoors with this great photo of a Black-crowned Night Heron building a nest in the Palo Alto Baylands by fellow birder Chuq von Rospach.
Horned Grebe Carving
Jack Cole
A beautiful hand-carved Horned Grebe made of wood and painstakingly painted by our very own volunteer, Jack Cole.
Yosemite Valley Canvas
Ralph Schardt
A 16" by 20" walnut framed canvas of Yosemite Valley.
Boxed Set of Gift Cards
Julio Mulero
A set of eight cards featuring birds of the San Francisco bay Area by Julio Mulero Photography.
Tufted Titmouse Watercolor
Bring the birds home with this beautiful depiction of a Tufted Titmouse.
Bird Quilt
This incredible handmade quilt will keep you warm and add a little nature to your home with its depiction of six different bird species.
Warbler Artwork
Decorate your walls with this unique depiction of a pair of warblers in three-dimensional paper art.
2 Passes toward Green Fee and Cart Fee
Deep Cliff Golf Course (website)
Enjoy a round of golf at Deep Cliff's 18-hole executive course nestled in Cupertino's foothills. Tickets are valid anytime excepting holidays. Expires 12/31/2018.
ONEHope Wine (x4)
ONEHope Winery (website)
Divided into 4 prizes as follows: 1 bottle of champagne (x2); 1 bottle of cabernet + 1 bottle of chardonnay (x2)
Boxed Set of Gift Cards
Ralph Schardt
A set of cards featuring birds of McClellan Ranch Preserve by Ralph Schardt.
Duck Cigarette Cards Art
Celebrate birds and conservation with this collection of historical duck cigarette card prints.


More wine, food, gift cards, and prizes to come at the Awards Dinner!