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American Avocets by Tom Grey

Welcome New Executive Director:
Ralph Schardt

Ralph Schardt of Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Ralph is excited to put his leadership experience and passion about local nature to work at SCVAS. He has been an Audubon member for nearly twenty years and an avid advocate for birds such as the California Condor, and led field trips for local businesses and nonprofits. Ralph brings over fifteen years of leadership and development in nonprofit business, including running a private nonprofit foundation supporting environmental education for youth over the last nine years. We look forward to his lead as we continue to grow to support our mission.

Front Page

Read highlights of current news from our chapter. This installment: "Thoughts and Musings from the New SCVAS Executive Director". More...

Support with AmazonSmile
this Holiday

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Use the link when you shop for a simple and automatic way to support SCVAS at no cost to you. More...

Christmas Bird Counts

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

Holiday Extravaganza

Shop for the holidays and indulge in snacks in our Nature Shop on December 2, 2015 at 5 PM. Featuring a kid's fireside storytime at 6 PM. Directions...

Legacy Fund

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.

Saturday November 28, 8:30 AM (half day)
Charleston Slough
This trip is recommended for beginning birders but all are encouraged to attend. More...

Wednesday December 2, 12:00 PM (One hour)
City of Sunnyvale Landfill
Birding geared toward beginners. More...

Wednesday December 2, 5:00 - 8:00PM
Holiday Extravaganza at the SCVAS Nature Shop!
Come shop for the holidays this evening! More...

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