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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.

Christmas Bird Counts

Birders of all skill levels are needed to help with our annual winter census of birds in December. More....

Conservation Corner

Our Environmental Advocate describes some of our latest environmental issues and projects. More...

Book: A Feathered River Across the Sky

Speaker Series

Next program November 19, 2014: The Echoes of their Wings: The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon by Joel Greenberg. 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...

Front Page

Highlights of our current efforts can be found on the Front Page. This installment: Gavilan College - Denied Permits for Proposed Campus in Coyote Valley. 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.

Saturday October 25, 9:00 AM (Half Day)
Charleston Slough
All are encouraged to attend but birding will be geared toward the beginning birder. More...

Sunday October 26, 8:00 AM (Half day)
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
Rain cancels.

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Saturday November 1, 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. More...

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