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Backyard Birds for Beginners at McClellan Ranch Preserve

Friday, December 20, 2019
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
McClellan Ranch Preserve
22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino, CA, USA

Learn your backyard birds on this beginners' bird walk! The birds in your backyard are the same species that visit Audubon’s bird feeders at McClellan Ranch. With the help of our volunteers, you’ll observe the birds that come to the feeders and learn how to use Merlin, a free bird identification app that is helpful for new birders. We’ll then take a short stroll together along the Stevens Creek Trail, looking for and identifying birds. Afterwards, we’ll email you a list of the bird species observed and a guide to birding resources. 

Trip Difficulty: less than 1 mile, paved flat path, binoculars available

Meet: SCVAS Nature Shop

Eve Meier, (408) 569-9391 and Laura Coatney

Family friendly, ages 10+, Wheelchair accessible, Beginner Friendly

Directions: From I-280 in Cupertino take Foothill Blvd south for 1.3 miles. Turn left onto McClellan Rd and continue for 0.5 miles. Turn left into preserve. Google Plus Code: “8W7P+5H Cupertino, California”  (paste code, city, and state into Google maps). Location: 22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino.  

Facilities: wheelchair-accessible bathroom, drinking water

Parking Fees: no

This trip is organized by the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society ( Please read our trip policies. Questions? Contact the trip leader or email

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