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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

Tales of an Indian Safari -- Yamil Saenz
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
On April 2019, I organized a nature photography tour to Northern India. We visited several world renowned birding destinations in this vast country and witnessed and experienced the colors and flavors of this grand civilization. Most of the pictures were taken at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Chambal National Sanctuary and Sattal. However, this birding pilgrimage would not be complete without seeing two of India's great symbols: the Bengal Tigers and the one and only Taj Mahal.

A Family Matter -- Bob Lewis
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

I didn’t set out to photograph all the orders or families of birds, but at some point it became apparent that I got a kick out of photographing a new family. Then I started to get more serious and pick places to go that would let me add to my list. Depending on which list one looks at, there are somewhere between 243 and 251 families of birds. I’ve photographed about 204 of them, in all of the 36 orders. I’ll show you some of the photographs. It’s a status report


Program Photos

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Bob Lewis
November, 2019


Yamil Saenz
October, 2019



Bill Walker
May, 2019

Vayun Tiwari
April, 2019

Tom Ingram
March, 2019

Yamil Saenz
February, 2019

Bob Gunderson
January, 2019

Luis Villablanca
December, 2018

Richard Rhudy
November, 2018

Bob Lewis
October, 2018

Vivek Khanzodé
May, 2018


Doug Cheeseman
April, 2018



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