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...
What's New at SCVAS
SCVAS Office and Nature Shop Holiday Hours: The SCVAS staff is looking forward to celebrating the Thanksgiving Day holiday with our friends and families. To help us do that, we'll be closing the office on Thursday, November 27th. We will also have reduced hours on Friday, November 28th, and will be open from 10:30AM until 2:00PM only. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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 like books, jewelry, ornaments, and more. Don't miss the live bird presentation at 11 AM and live music noon to 2 PM featuring John Henry's Farm. 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...
Next program November 19, 2014: The Echoes of their Wings: The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon by
Joel Greenberg. More...
Bequests to our Legacy Fund will memorialize your commitment to environmental education and conservation in the Bay Area now and well into the future, and are an important investment in the vitality of our organization. More...
Upcoming Events at SCVAS
See more events in our calendars.
Friday November 28, through Saturday, Nov. 29 (beginning at 9:00AM on Friday, Nov 28) Full day and a half.
Special Thanksgiving Weekend Trip
Notes: Trip limited to 15 people; contact Mary to reserve a space.
Sunday November 30, 8:30 AM (Half day)
This trip recommended for beginning birders but all are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday December 3, 12:00 PM (One hour)
City of Sunnyvale Landfill
No RSVP necessary, but contact the landfill coordinator, Silviana Ruiz, at (408) 730-7545 with questions.