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Bay Area Bird Photographers

Bay Area Bird Photographers (BABP) is a club founded by members of SCVAS. Programs are open to the public and feature an engaging presentation by a member or guest showcasing bird photography from around the world and close to home.

Support BABP

BABP is supported by SCVAS and sponsored by the Recreation-Open Space and Science Division of the City of Palo Alto. While BABP no longer requires yearly dues, we ask that you become a supporting member of SCVAS to continue your support of BABP.

Yahoo Group

Join the Bay Area Bird Photographers Yahoo Group to receive the latest photography news and to participate in discussions. This is a closed group so you must send an email request to join to

Program Time and Location

Unless otherwise indicated, programs are held:
First Wednesday of the month, September through May
7:30 to 9:00 PM


Location: Embarcadero Room, Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA


Directions: From Highway 101 (North and South) take the Embarcadero Road West exit (northbound travelers turn left; southbound travelers turn right). Drive through three lights and turn right on Newell at the fourth light. The library is the second building on the right, just past the Cultural Center.

Upcoming Programs

"A Birdwatcher's Take on Bird Photography: Life Histories Across the Avian Evolutionary Spectrum" with Dorian Anderson

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Description: I started birdwatching in 1986, at age 7, but it wasn't until 25 years later that I picked up bird photography. Since that second passion emerged, I have birded and photographed throughout the United States and in international destinations including Spain, Sweden, Belize, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Australia, and Taiwan. In that time I have observed nearly 2,000 different species and photographed many hundreds. I spend as much time shooting sparrows and shorebirds as I do trogons and hummingbirds, and my birding background lends much insight into the identification and life histories of my various subjects. In my presentation I will highlight the incredible diversity of forms that birds present, and I will do my best to augment each image with interesting bits of trivia about the species depicted. I hope this will be an avian showcase that you will long remember. 



"Uganda Wonderland" with Mark Rauzon

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Description: “What amazing sight will we see today?” That was our mantra as we awoke every morning of our 23-day custom birding safari for my wife and I with Crammy Wanyama of Avian Safaris. The numbers alone are amazing, in driving 2200 km over 23 days, Crammy got me onto 200 species of birds to photographs, while over 500 species were seen during our trip, including 9 species of giant hornbills, 12 species of kingfishers, 7 sightings of the iconic Shoebills. We encountered 57 species of mammals, with 14 species of primates, including 21 gorillas and 16 chimps, tons and tons of hippos (not that many really), and white rhino calf wallowing with a tremendously horned rhino mother. If I had to pick a peak experience, it would be a night drive in the savannah of Murchinson Falls Park, shining our torchlights over the herds of resting antelopes, hoping to catch the eyeshine of the Pennant Nightjars, and seeing the streamer-winged birds take off in the light and flutter into the night like giant moths- although, visiting a Crowned Eagle nest after tracking the Green-breasted Pitta comes close.


Program Photos

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Mark Rauzon
March, 2018


Dorian Anderson
February, 2018



Harjeet Singh
January, 2018


Charlie Ryan
December, 2017


Julio Mulero
November, 2017


Mike Danzenbaker and Lee Hung   
October, 2017


Richard and Roberta Rhudy
May, 2017


John Richardson
April, 2017


Bob Lewis
March, 2017


Peter Hart
February, 2017


Phoo Chan
anuary, 2017


Vivek Khanzodé
December, 2016

Jeffrey Rich
November, 2016

Doug Cheeseman
October, 2016

Vivek Tiwari
May, 2016

Tom Ingram
April, 2016

Mark Rauzon
March, 2016

David Cardinal
February, 2016