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.
Freddy & John planned their retirement
based on the end of their lease set for Nov. 30,
2015. That date signifies 20 years at the King’s
Court Shopping Center. The store has been
located here for as long as most people can
remember. Prior to becoming a birding store,
the space was previously a woman’s lingerie
store known as Olga’s.
With the store transitioning over
to Lisa Myers, one of Lisa’s first tasks was to secure a new
lease at the present location or find a new
spot to open shop. Lisa has been working
with the property management group for
the King’s Court Shopping Center and it
looks very promising that the Los Gatos
Birdwatcher will get to stay right where it
is! We have customers coming to us from
all over the Bay Area and many suggested
we move closer to them, but the store has
become a big part of the Los Gatos community and we
really did not want to move out of the area.
Experience Wildlife Up Close and Personal
THURS., SEPT. 17, 6:30 – 7:30 PM at The Terraces
Have you ever been so close to a Polar Bear that you could smell his breath? Have you
ever had the opportunity to snorkel with Humpback Whales? Had a baby Humpback
Whale come up to you and look you in the eye? Had a Wolf tug at your jacket while you
were trying to capture a great Wolf Portrait? How about sitting on the ground only 5
feet from a Yellow Anaconda capturing an incredible snake portrait? Standing out in
the cold surrounded by Aurora Borealis dancing over head. Flying in a little airplane
around Alaska’s Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America? Please
join professional wildlife photographer & retired Los Gatos High School teacher Judy
Bingman as she takes us around the world via her photography. Learn how to keep
your camera gear and yourself still functioning at -42 degrees.
Learn about the conservation efforts of the Belize Raptor Research Institute
THURS., OCT. 15, 6:30 – 7:30 PM at The Terraces
After spending three years in the Central American country of Belize working on The
Peregrine Fund’s Harpy Eagle Restoration Project, Wildlife Biologist and De Anza College
faculty member, Ryan Phillips was inspired to form the Belize Raptor Research Institute
(BRRI). During his time in Belize he realized that Neotropical raptors (hawks, eagles &
owls) were virtually unknown and faced many threats. His founding of BRRI represented
the culmination of a lifelong goal to create a conservation organization. During Ryan’s talk
you will learn about BRRI’s cutting edge research projects, such as the Solitary Eagle Project,
Stygian Owl Project, Hook-billed Kite Project and the first Raptor Watch Program in Belize.
Ryan currently teaches in the Environmental Studies Department at De Anza College where he shares his passion
about biodiversity and conservation biology.