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Let's Go Birding — Tour Division of the Los Gatos Birdwatcher
Saturday Morning Local Bird Walks FREE Field Trips & Outings
Join us most Saturday mornings for an enjoyable bird walk.
You can meet at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher at 8:00 am, or meet at
the trip location by 8:30 am. Walks end by 10:00 am. These two
hour Saturday walks are open to all who are interested in birding. If
the forecast calls for an 80–100% chance of rain in Los Gatos, the trip cancels. Unless you have a county or senior parking pass, some locations require a parking fee. A reminder to our location will also be found on the store’s phone message.

JAN 6  Coyote Valley Open Space (off Palm Ave.)

JAN 13  No morning walk. Join us at Merced Birding Weekend.

JAN 20  Los Capitancillos Ponds in South San Jose. Meet on Singletree Way off Camden at PG&E power station.

JAN 27*  Meet-up: Vasona, Circle Group Area. (parking fee)

FEB 3  McClellan Ranch — Cupertino (SCVAS headquarters)

FEB 10  Los Gatos Creek Park. Meet off Hacienda on Dell Ave. at Vandell Way

FEB 17  Charleston Slough at Terminal Blvd. in Mtn. View near the restrooms

FEB 24 No Morning Walk. Join our Raptor Class Field Trip.

MAR 3* Meet-up: Belgatos Park off Blossom Hill Road

MAR 10 Vasona Lake County Park. Pepper Lane entrance off University.

MAR 17  Kevin Moran Park, 12415 Scully Ave., Saratoga

MAR 24  Picchetti Ranch Preserve. The Preserve is 0.5 miles up Montebello Rd off Foothill Blvd/Stevens Canyon Rd.

MAR 31  Geng Road in Palo Alto off the Embarcadero. Meet at Bayland's Athletic Center.

*Meet-up indicates a morning when birders will meet on site at 8:15 AM without Lisa.

Upcoming Tours

Tours below require a reservation, please call the store to save your spot,

Merced National Wildlife Refuge and Panoche Valley Weekend

JANUARY 13 & 14, 2018

Combining two California winter hot spots into one weekend.
Leader Lisa Myers

We’ll spend the weekend birding two of the areas prime winter birding hot spots all in one adventure. We'll spend Saturday at the Merced NWR enjoying the splendor of the wintering waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes. Tundra Swans, Greater White Fronted Geese, Snow and Ross’s Geese are just some of the target species we’ll observe. We'll spend the night in the Central Valley just outside of Patterson. Sunday morning we will bird our way home via Panoche Valley. This high desert winter hot spot is a must for any birder. We will be on the look-out for Mountain Plover, Mountain Bluebirds, Phainopeplas, Roadrunners and many different species of raptors. Trip fee includes hotel, charted ground transportation, continental breakfast and snacks. Tip to our driver, lunch & dinner and alcohol not included. $360 Single occupancy / $310 per person if you are sharing your room / $590 for a couple sharing a room. Call the store to reserve your spot. Call for Availability

Raptor Class & Field Trip with Biologist Ryan Phillips
7:00 – 8:30 PM, at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, location TBD
Golden Eagle ©Tony Woo

Golden Eagle ©Tony Woo

Raptor expert Ryan Phillips will concentrate
on the winter time activities of Northern
California’s raptors. This class includes an
evening class on Wed. Feb. 21 from 7:00 PM
– 8:30 PM at the Los Gatos Birdwatcher plus
a three hour field trip the following Saturday,
Feb. 24 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 location TBD.
Carpooling will be encouraged. Ryan will
discuss the different raptor families — eagles,
buteos, accipiters, harriers and falcons and how you can identify them in your yard or in the field. Lisa Myers will also be there to help with birding activities. Call the store to reserve your spot. Fee: $50 per person.

Let's Go Birding to Yellowstone

JUNE 16–24, 2018

$4000 per person double occupancy. Includes 3 guides, lodging, all meals, ground transport, park fees and permits. Air is separate — Fills at 10.
Only two spaces left.

Los Gatos Birdwatcher, 792 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030, 408-358-9453, info@losgatosbirdwatcher.com info@losgatosbirdwatcher.com
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