For the Birds
Since 1926, our mission has been to preserve, protect, and educate our community about native birds and their ecosystems in Santa Clara County, California. We offer many opportunities for you to volunteer and get involved. Many of our popular kids' programs meet public school science standards. Peruse our extensive calendars for field trips, classes, and events that suit your interests. Please become a supporting member or donate to help continue our many programs.
Cavity Nesters Data Needed
If you monitor nest boxes as part of our Cavity Nesters Recovery Program (CNRP), please report your data by September 11, 2014. More...
SCVAS in the News
Our Environmental Advocate, Shani Kleinhaus, was quoted in an article about the Facebook West Campus development: "they look at sustainability in a broader way than the human-centric view of, 'What does it do for us and how do we save water and energy?'" Read more in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Next program October 15, 2014: Habitats and Seasons of the Mono Lake Basin presented by Marie Read. More...
Wildlife Education Day
Come to our premier festival for families on October 18, 2014 featuring dozens of nature-oriented organizations providing live animal demonstrations, educational presentations, free hands-on activities, early morning bird walk, and nestbox and bird feeder construction. Plus our popular Wildlife Education Day Logo Contest! More...
Highlights of our current efforts can be found on the Front Page. This installment: Summer Nature Days 2014 was Fun in LOTS of Sun! More...
Vote for Open Space
SCVAS supports the measure on the November ballot that would support funding of Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA). This measure would fund widespread protection of our local scenic hillsides and open spaces, increase public access to parks and trails, and protect our water supplies. More....
Upcoming Events at SCVAS
See more events in our calendars.
Wednesday October 1, 7:30-9:00 PM
The Bay Area Bird Photographers Meeting
"Bay Area Birds" by Davor Desancic
Wednesday October 1, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
City of Sunnyvale Landfill
Contact organizer Silviana Ruiz (408) 730-7545 to attend.
Saturday October 4, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Burrowing Owl Survey - 1st Saturday of the Month
We will be walking and surveying approximately 300 acres of suitable habitat to count the number of owls and map their locations.