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The Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society was founded in 1926 and with over 3,000 members is one of the largest National Audubon Society (NAS) chapters in California. All our programs and efforts are supported by our generous membership. All donations to us are tax-deductible since we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Join Us

Please become a member if you would like to support our mission, learn more about birds and the environment, participate in our many fun activities, or volunteer to help with one of our numerous programs.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to preserve, to enjoy, to restore and to foster public awareness of native birds and their ecosystems, mainly in Santa Clara County.

To accomplish this mission we will...

  • Promote scientifically sound conservation strategies for the protection of native ecosystems and demonstrate the value of conservation to the community.
  • Educate our diverse community about the benefits of preserving and enjoying nature, focusing on youth education programs, public outreach, and field trips.
  • Support research into maintaining, restoring and understanding native ecosystems, particluarly those of birds.
  • Collaborate with Audubon-California, the National Audubon Society, Audubon Chapters, and other organizations to accomplish our common goals.

Our Yearly Accomplishments

We have a long list of yearly accomplishments made possible by our many generous supporters and volunteers. Help us continue this trend through the coming year by donating each year in our year-end appeal!

Our bylaws

Our bylaws govern our chapter operations.


Updated July 2014

What's New at SCVAS

AVOCET CORRECTION: The delightful picture of the Orchard Oriole from our March/April 2016 newsletter issue was unfortunately mis-credited. That picture came from Will Brooks. We appreciate his allowing us to use that picture, and we apologize for the error.

New CD Set of Bird Songs available: The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC) has produced a boxed set of 2 CDs which include more than 100 Bay Area bird songs. Each song can be repeated. The songs are arranged by habitat type. The CDs are narrated by EAC's Carolyn Longstreth. You can order the CDs online (link above), or call 415-663-9312 to order your set. All proceeds go to EAC's bird conservation program.

Changing Hours in Nature Shop: The SCVAS main office and Nature Shop will have limited hours through the months of April and May. We recommend giving us a call (408-252-3747) if you're planning to stop by to make sure we're open. We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you soon!

Help Us Make a Better Newsletter!: The SCVAS Staff and Newsletter Team would like to hear from you! Please take moment to fill out our SCVAS Newsletter and Chapter Survey. It should only take a few minutes, but your responses will help us continue to improve our newsletter.

Donating Benefits our Communities

Your tax-deductible donation allows SCVAS to increase the number of youngsters, many from low income families, that we reach with our local science education programs. Your donation dollars also support our many conservation efforts that make us one of the most effective conservation organizations in the Bay Area. We have many different ways that you can volunteer and donate.

How to Volunteer for SCVAS

Fill out our Volunteer Sign-up form or contact our Education and Outreach Director at (408) 252-3740 or at

Check out our most pressing needs, plus our list of individual and committee opportunities.

Become a volunteer for conservation.

View our volunteer calendar.

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22221 McClellan Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014
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