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In Person Field Trip: McClellan Ranch Birding for Beginners

Thursday, September 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

| Free

NEW POLICIES: Before signing up for this trip, please take a moment to read our trip policies and preview the liability

This event will start outside the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Nature Shop where we will focus on the birds that visit our feeders such as Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Oak Titmouse and Nuttall’s Woodpecker. We will also show you how to use Merlin Bird ID, a free bird identification app that is helpful for new birders. Then we will take a short stroll together along the paved Stevens Creek Trail, looking for and identifying birds. Afterwards, we’ll email you a list of the bird species observed and a guide to additional birding resources.

Notes: Bring your binoculars

Trip Difficulty: 1 mile, flat trail

Leaders: Eve Meier (408) 569-9391 and Diane McCoy

Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly All Ages, Wheelchair Accessible

Meet: In front of the SCVAS Nature Shop

Directions: From I-280 in Cupertino, exit Foothill Expy. Travel south onto Foothill Blvd for 1.3 miles. Turn left onto McClellan Rd and continue for 0.5 miles. Turn left into the preserve parking lot. The nature shop is located at the preserve entrance. Address: 22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014. Latitude/Longitude: 37.313072, -122.063695

Facilities: Wheelchair accessible bathrooms

Parking Fees: no

Questions? Email general questions to or contact the trip leader for questions regarding the event.

Image credit: Eve Meier


Thursday, September 23
8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society


McClellan Ranch Preserve
22221 McClellan Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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