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Team Registration 2019

    

 

Note: Teams will update as team leaders confirm trips, so make sure to check back in for further details on your teams or to find new teams to participate in as Birdathon continues!

 

Team Categories

  • • *NEW*: Single Participant Teams (Single-participant teams are now allowed to compete! Contact the Birdathon Coordinator to register yourself today!)
  • • 24-hour Teams (Any team over 4 hours is in this category. Teams in this category can choose how they want to look for birds - biking, hiking, running, etc.! Some teams even include owling...)
  • • 4-hour Teams (0-4 hours of fast birding fun! Teams in this category can also choose how they look for birds.)
  • • Big-Sit Teams (0-4 hours; perfect for those who want to do some relaxing bird watching.)
  • • 24-hour Photography Teams (4-24 hours of photographing birds.)
  • • 4-hour Photography (0-4 hours of photographing birds.)

Want to start your own team?

Contact Birdathon Coordinator, Carolyn Knight, as scvasbirdathon@gmail.com to register a new team and have it listed on our website. 

 

Current Teams

24-hour Teams

Stevens Creek Ultrabirders with Steve Patt on Sunday, April 14 from 6:30AM-6:30PM     OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Intermediate
Join a long-distance green team birding the length of Stevens Creek from its headwaters at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve to the Bay. The first 18 miles are on foot (leisurely jogging involved); the last 18 by bike. Expect 80 to 100 species.

 

Wandering Warblers with Eve Meier on Wednesday, April 17 from 8:30AM-3:00PM     OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Intermediate
Join this new team as we give it our all! We'll begin by exploring the variety of habitats around Charleston Slough and then explore other areas in the county as time permits. Plan on about 5-8 miles of easy walking. You do not have to stay for the whole day. 

 

Persistent Picidaes with Lisa Myers on Saturday, April 20 from 8:00AM-1:00PM     OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Beginner 
This team begins at McClellan Ranch Preserve and explores the surrounding area. Led by Lisa Myers of the Los Gatos Birdwatcher. 

 

Varied Twitchers with Mike Rogers on Saturday, April 27     OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Advanced
This is a high intensity day with one of the Bay Area's premier birders, Mike Rogers. Start your day early with owling and continue until sunset. This team has a history of seeing a huge number of species (160+) so join this team today and become part of the legend!

 

Sharpies with Bill Pelletier on Saturday, May 4     OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Advanced
This is a full day of intense birding with a fun and gregarious birding team, the Sharpies. We typically start early at Ed Levin and Marsh Road, and work our way across the bay to a west-side hot spot before heading down to Morgan Hill to finish off the day with South County birds, including owls. (Limited to 20 participants)

 

4-hour Teams

Sitting Ducks with Chuq von Rospach on Saturday, April 6 from 8:00AM-12:00PM    OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Beginner
Come join us in a big sit in Shoreline Park for a morning of birds, talk, and teaching as we watch the birds in this beautiful location. Big sits are stationary watches so they are the perfect way to get started. We will have good views of the lake, slough, and salt ponds and so we should have a great variety of birds to discover. Please note that you do not have to attend all 4 hours of the event to take part - stopping by for just an hour or two is fine.
 
Cupertino Creek Cruisers with Deborah Jamison on Saturday, April 13 from 7:30-11:30AM    OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Beginner-Advanced
Take a leisurely one-mile stroll along Stevens Creek from McClellan Road to Stevens Creek Blvd. as we conduct the Creek Cruiser's 15th annual spring bird survey. After the first four Birdathon hours, you are encouraged to continue on for about 1 ½  hours more to complete the entire corridor survey. Along the way you’ll learn about the Blackberry Farm and Stocklmeir orchard creek restoration projects and the current projects. By the time we wander around and bird the west side of the creek, we will walk about 4 miles. We will attempt to see or hear 50 species.
 
Laughing Gulls with Chuq von Rospach on Sunday, April 14 from 9:00AM-1:00PM    OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Beginner
Join us in a big sit amidst the Palo Alto Baylands as we keep a weather eye out for the waterfowl, shorebirds, and wetland songbirds that call the South Bay home! Big sits are stationary watches, so they're a perfect way to get started birding. Please note that you do not have to attend all 4 hours of the event to take part - stopping by for just an hour or two is fine.
 
Wandering Kestrels with Barry Langdon-Lassagne on Sunday, April 14 from 8:00AM-12:00PM    OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Beginner-Advanced
We will start in the forests (most likely Stevens Creek Canyon) and move down to the baylands (Charleston Slough area) in an attempt to get as many species as possible within 4 hours. Expect some hiking in the hills, but nothing strenuous. Our goals are to find birds, enjoy nature, and have fun together. Any level of birder, beginner to expert, is welcome to join!
 
Rock "Sitting" Pigeons with Bob Hirt on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00AM-1:00PM     OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Beginner
This team will be led by long-time SCVAS Board Member and expert birder, Bob Hirt, around the Mountain View Shoreline Lake and near environs. This is a great opportunity to take a closer look at a habitat that supports a healthy diversity of flighted wildlife despite and occasionally because of the interferences of human development.
 
Merry Museum Birdspotters with Diane Hart and Sally Fenton on Saturday, April 27 from 1:00-4:00PM     OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Beginner
Have you ever birdwatched in an art museum? If not, you'd be surprised at how often birds turn up in artworks as pets, food, gods, totems, talismans, and, of course, eye candy. The Merry Museum Birdspotters will bird the Canto Art Center at Stanford University for an hour or two in small teams. Then we'll gather in the museum café to compile our final bird count. No birding experience is needed to join our hunt for avian art and artifacts. Just bring your eagle eye.
 
Shrikes of Joy with Chuq von Rospach on Sunday, April 28 from 1:00-5:00PM     OPEN     REGISTER HERE
Birding Level: Beginner
Join us in a big sit in the new Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve for an afternoon of birds, talk, and teaching as we watch the birds in this beautiful location. Big sits are stationary watches so they are perfect for beginners and accessible to everyone. If you are new to birding or group outings, a big sit is the perfect way to get started. Coyote Valley OSP is a new area that is showing great promise for a wide variety of birds, so you have a chance to help us discover the possibilities of this location. Please note that you do not have to attend all 4 hours of the event to take part - stopping by for just an hour or two is fine.