Welcome to the Los Gatos Birdwatcher.
We are the nature lover’s general store, specializing in everything to do with bird feeding and bird watching, including seed, feeders, baths, hardware and optics. Also included in our offerings are clothing, jewelry, books, kids stuff and many great gift items. We are located in the King’s Court Center at the corner of Los Gatos Blvd. and Blossom Hill Road, in Los Gatos.
Los Gatos Birdwatcher owners John and
Our mission is to create magic and adventure through the love and experience of nature. In order to bring this mission to reality, we strive not just to be the best "general store for nature lovers" but also to be "not just a store but a community resource." We support and work closely with many partners
in the environmental arena.
We offer a complete line of products
to help you enjoy wild birds and foster a healthy backyard habitat.
The Next Chapter Unfolds for Los Gatos Birdwatcher
“The time has come, the walrus
said, to speak of many things,
of shoes and ships and sealin
wax and cabbages and kings”
The BIG problem is
— how can we leave
our wonderful, loyal
access to quality seed
and products and caring
service and information?
Enter our long time
friend, partner and co-worker Lisa Myers! Lisa met
us soon after we opened, introduced herself and
asked for an informational interview about how she,
too, could ‘open such a store.
Back then the franchise
was not viable for her so we partnered with fi eld
trips, workshops, marketing assistance and general
brainstorming on projects and events.
Besides her ten years of owning and operating her
birding tour business, Let’s Go Birding,
business experience was in her family’s local high school
senior portrait company, Sanford and Myers. She spent
twenty years growing the
business, managing the staff
and studio, coordinating
with school administrators,
the student and their
parents. Her customer
service credentials are
sterling and her birding
skills are expert so having
Lisa work in the day-today
store situation was the
We are being proactive
about this and are taking
our time with the transition. The
goal is to offi cially transfer Los Gatos Birdwatcher to
Lisa on November 31, 2015 but we will be supporting
her in many ways after that so this is not a drop and
leave type of situation. We are all working very hard
to make this changeover smooth and seamless. You
will be advised through the newsletter as the process
progresses. Please be excited and happy for everyone
because this is truly a win-win-win — John and Freddy
get to retire, Lisa gets to make a longstanding dream
come true and you, our wonderful customers, continue
to have a great place to buy quality birdseed and
everything that goes with it.
Photo Presentation — Highway 17 Wildlife Safe Passage
THURS., SEPT 18, 6:30 – 7:30 PM at The Terraces
Tanya Diamond of Pathways for Wildlife presents a fascinating project to give
mountain lions, bobcats and deer a safe way to cross Highway 17 that will help
ease the habitat fragmentation that is creating genetic isolation in the mountain
lion population. Photos from fi eld cameras let us see the mountain lions people
rarely see. No Charge but call to reserve your seat
Lisa Myers’ Beginning Birding Workshop — Look Who’s Coming
Class: THURS., SEPT 25, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Field Trip: SAT., SEPT 27, 8:00 – 10:00 AM
September puts us in the midst of the fall migration and we’ll review all the species that are on their way back to spend the winter in your neighborhood. Fee: $20 per person
Photo Presentation — Birding
THURS., OCT 16, 6:30 – 7:30 PM at The Terraces
Beth Hamel, back by popular demand, takes you on a photographic tour
of some of California birding hotspots near and far. We are so lucky to have
a broad diversity of bird life: year-round residents, migratory visitors and
accidental wanderers. No Charge but call to reserve your seat
Lisa Myers’ Beginning Birding Workshop — How do you tell a Raven from a Crow?
Class: THURS., OCT 23, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Field Trip: SAT., OCT 25, 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Ravens and Crows belong to the same family as Jays and Magpies, collectively
corvidaes. All the species found in this family are known to be rather aggressive
and we fi nd them throughout our city, parks, campgrounds and mountains. Fee: $20 per person
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society presents the 23rd Annual Wildlife Education Day!
SAT., OCT 18, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Blackberry
Farm in Cupertino
There will be birdhouse building, nature arts, environmental groups from
around the bay areas, and the ever-popular “early bird” shorebird walk at
Charleston Slough (8am.) For details about the events visit www.scvas.org.