From Toby Goldberg, Education and Outreach Director: "When I returned to the Bay Area at the beginning of 2006, I was thrilled to hear about an open staff position with the local Audubon Chapter. The timing couldn't have been better, and it seemed like the perfect fit for my (somewhat odd) assortment of skills and interests. Now, as I prepare to depart almost a decade later, I gratefully acknowledge how important being a part of this organization has been to my development as a birder, an educator, a planner, and a team member. I have learned so much, and almost can't imagine myself as anything other than an SCVAS staff member. " More in the Avocet, page 6.
RAILS Program for Teens
Our free eight-week summer training program develops teen skills in environmental "Research, Advocacy, Identification, Leadership and Stewardship". Applications accepted through May 25, 2016 or until the program is full. More...
It is hard for us to select only a few volunteers to spotlight among our long list of deserving people. We would like to extend a special thank-you to our 2016 volunteer honorees. More....
Summer Bird Count
Birders of all skill levels are needed to help with our annual summer census of birds on June 4, 2016. More....
Spring Bird and Nest Protection
Spring and summer are seasons of increased wildlife activity and injuries, find out what to do if you find an injured bird. Also find out how to protect bird nests during tree trimming and maintenance. More...
What's New at SCVAS
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!
Attend the fun and free Awards Dinner on June 7, 2016 to find out how the teams did and who won the prizes! More...
Annual Meeting & Potluck
Hobnob with your fellow SCVAS members at the Annual Meeting and potluck picnic on June 22, 2016 (notice this is the fourth Wednesday). Everyone is welcome, please bring a main or side dish to share. More...
Read highlights of current news from our chapter. This installment: "San Francisco Bay Ballot Measure Would Restore Vital Bird Habitat, Provide Clean Water And Ensure Flood Protection" by Audubon California. More...
Our Environmental Advocate describes some of our latest environmental issues and projects. More...
Join the Board
The Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society is seeking new Board members and welcomes expressions of interest from anyone who supports our mission. While your enthusiastic contribution of time and energy is the major qualification, the Board particularly needs expertise and experience in fund-raising, environmental education, and social media. Contact us if you are interested.
Upcoming Events at SCVAS
See more events in our calendars.
Wednesday June 1, 12:00 PM (One hour)
City of Sunnyvale Landfill
Birding geared toward beginners.
Saturday June 4, 8:00 AM
Palo Alto Summer Bird Count
Once again, we'll be counting every bird we can see and identify on the Palo Alto Summer Bird Count.
Sunday June 5, 8:00 AM (Half Day Plus)
Rancho del Oso (coastal Big Basin State Park)
Highlights: Looking for Swainson's Thrush, Pacific Wren, Wilson's Warbler, and Woodpeckers.