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Bay Area Bird Photographers

Bay Area Bird Photographers (BABP) is a club founded by members of SCVAS. 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 sponsored 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 supporting member of SCVAS to continue your support of BABP.

Yahoo Group

Join the Bay Area Bird Photographers Yahoo Group to receive the latest photography news and to participate in discussions. This is a closed group so you must send an email request to join to

Program Time and Location

Unless otherwise indicated, programs are held:
First Wednesday of the month, September through May
7:30 to 9:00 PM


Location: Embarcadero Room, Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA


Directions: From Highway 101 (North and South) take the Embarcadero Road West exit (northbound travelers turn left; southbound travelers turn right). Drive through three lights and turn right on Newell at the fourth light. The library is the second building on the right, just past the Cultural Center.

Upcoming Programs

"Hunting Birds with a Camera" with Bob Lewis

Wednesday, March 1st

Description: "As many in this group know, bird photography takes special equipment and unique skills. I knew none of this when I started digital bird photography in 2004, digiscoping with a Nikon Coolpix. By 2006 I had graduated to a Canon 20D and had met Eleanor Briccetti, a skilled local photographer. So began 10 years of learning from many great photographers, and traveling to exotic places. This talk is a mix of learnings from some of these instructors, examples of a variety of approaches to bird photography, and images I’ve taken from around the world."



"Exploring the Wildlife of Indonesia - In the footsteps of Alfred Wallace" with John Richardson

Wednesday, April 5th

Description: "My first in-depth view of Indonesia includes Sulawesi, Halmahera, Flores & Komodo, and Bali. All the islands are biological hotspots with extraordinary endemic fauna and flora found nowhere else. All the islands have parks, some with the coveted World Heritage Site distinction. Some of the parks are so remote the animals do not fear you and allow a careful approach with camera. Despite the beauty and remoteness of this part of the Earth, the human factor weighs heavily on its future."


Program Photos

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John Richardson
April, 2017

Bob Lewis
March, 2017

Peter Hart
February, 2017



Phoo Chan
anuary, 2017


Vivek Khanzodé
December, 2016

Jeffrey Rich
November, 2016

Doug Cheeseman
October, 2016

Vivek Tiwari
May, 2016

Tom Ingram
April, 2016

Mark Rauzon
March, 2016

David Cardinal
February, 2016

John Richardson
January, 2016

Vivek Khanzode & Luis
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