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....
Our Environmental Advocate describes some of our latest environmental issues and projects. More...
Next program November 19, 2014: The Echoes of their Wings: The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon by
Joel Greenberg. More...
Holiday Open House
Come to our celebration on December 6, 2014, 10 AM to 2 PM at McClellan Ranch Preserve to enjoy refreshments and all your SCVAS friends. Take advantage of a special one-day discount in our Nature Shop to purchase gifts. Local artists will display their creative artwork for sale. Don't miss the live bird presentation at 11 AM and live music noon to 2 PM. See our invite (PDF)
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)
All are encouraged to attend but birding will be geared toward the beginning birder.
Sunday October 26, 8:00 AM (Half day)
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
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.