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Bay Area Bird Photographers (BABP)


BABP

Bay Area Bird Photographers is a club formed within Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (SCVAS). Almost-monthly 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 sposored 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 yearly supporting member of SCVAS to continue your support of BABP.

Yahoo Group

Join the Bay Area Bird Photographers Yahoo Group to recieve latest photography news and participate in discussions. This is a closed group so you must send an email request to join to
scvas-babp-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Program Time and Location

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

Lucy Evans Baylands Interpretive Center
2775 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto

Directions: From 101, take Embarcadero Rd going East (towards the Baylands). At the stop sign at the very end of Embarcadero, take a left (staying on Embarcadero). The Interpretive Center is on the left along the jetty path after the Duck Pond. Parking is on Embarcadero, in the lot on the right (just as the road bends again).

Upcoming Programs

The Bay Area Bird Photographers Meeting
Wednesday May 4 7:30-9:00 PM
Location: Lucy Evans Baylands Interpretive Center on East Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto

Our May program will be "Rediscovering Peru" with Vivek Tiwari who writes:

"Peru has been my first love -- at least when it comes to neotropical birding! My first two trips to the neotropics were to Peru and though I have since traveled elsewhere in Central and South America in the intervening 20 years, I always yearned to get back to my first love. I was able to do this in 2015, primarily motivated by the rediscoveries associated with three special species -- the White-masked Antbird, described in 1937 and then lost to science until it was rediscovered in 2001 in western Amazonian Peru; the Scarlet-banded Barbet, discovered in 1996 but only recently rediscovered at an 'accessible' site; and the Long-whiskered Owlet, the archetype of a 'mythical' species, known only from mist-netted specimens, until it was recently rediscovered at a site accessible by birders. Besides providing a chance to fulfill the dream of seeing these target birds in the field (along with other extreme endemics from the east Andean slope of N Peru), this would also be my first trip to Peru since I started photography.

"The second part of the trip was different but equally fulfilling, rediscovering, as a family, Machu Pichu and the lowland rainforests of SE Peru. In the process we caught up with some of my old nemeses (Harpy!) and got reacquainted with some of the quintessential neotropical birds. In this talk I will share the successes and the misses, and the unique challenges of being the only photographer traveling with a group of some extreme birders (including 2 of the top world-listers). The photos below are for some of the other more widespread species. You will need to come to the talk to find out which of the special targets I was able to capture..."


2775 Embarcadero Rd. From 101, take Embarcadero Rd going East (towards the Baylands). At the stop sign at the very end of Embarcadero, take a left (staying on Embarcadero). The Interpretive Center is on the left along the jetty path after the Duck Pond. Parking is on Embarcadero, in the lot on the right (just as the road bends again). More...

Program Photos

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Vivek Tiwari
May, 2016

Tom Ingram
April, 2016

Mark Rauzon
March, 2016

David Cardinal
February, 2016
 

John Richardson
January, 2016

Vivek Khanzode and Luis Villablanca
December, 2015

Yamil Saenz
November, 2015

Mike Danzenbaker and Lee Hung
October, 2015
 

Pati Rouzer
May, 2015

Sue Petterson
April, 2015

Vajapeyam Sukumar
March, 2015

Arash Hazeghi
February, 2015
 

John Richardson
January, 2015

Beth Hamel
December, 2014

Julio Mulero
November, 2014

Davor Desancic
October, 2014
 

Doug Cheeseman
May, 2014

Caroline Lambert
April, 2014

Luis Villablanca
March, 2014

Pati Rouzer and Vivek Tiwari
February, 2014
 

Tom Grey
January, 2014

Eleanor Briccetti
December, 2013

Larry Selman
November, 2013

Alvaro Jaramillo
October, 2013
 
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