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Welcome Bird Lovers!
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.

John and Freddy Howell in front of Los Gatos Birdwatcher.
Los Gatos Birdwatcher owners John and
Freddy Howell.
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
Lisa Myers and Freddy Howell “The time has come, the walrus
said, to speak of many things,
of shoes and ships and sealin
wax and cabbages and kings”
…and retirement!

The BIG problem is — how can we leave
our wonderful, loyal and long-standing customers without 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, Lisa’s previous 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 next step.

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.

Upcoming Special Events
 
Pathways to Wildlife provides safe passage for mountain lion. 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 MyersLisa 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

California native bird Photo Presentation — Birding
in California

 
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 MyersLisa 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

SCV Audubon Society 23rd Annual Wildlife Education Day 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.


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Location and Hours
Los Gatos Birdwatcher
in King’s Court Shopping Center
at Los Gatos Boulevard
792 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
408-358-9453
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Hours:
Monday through Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 5pm




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