BAO Hike Events


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Explore Santa Clara County's open spaces and enjoy lakes, mineral springs, migrating birds, wildflowers and more while learning about Silicon Valley's rich culture, history and wildlife.

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Hike 9 Birding Around Vasona Lake

Wednesday June 14, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us for an expert-led tour of Vasona Lake County Park and around Vasona Reservoir which was formed by damming Los Gatos Creek. It is home to a variety of birds such as Nuttall's Woodpecker, Anna's Hummingbird, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Western Screech-Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Great Egret, Green Heron and Killdeer. Our expert birder will help us find and identify these birds on a leisurely stroll around the lake. We will end the walk with a BYO social lunch. Binoculars can be borrowed if you do not have access to them. Images by Vijayalakshmi Nidugondi (Unsplash), Juda and Dave Boardman (Pixabay).

Level of Difficulty: : Easy
Number of Miles: : 2.0
Location: Vasona Lake

Hike 10 Birding along Stevens Creek

Wednesday June 28, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

This leisurely walk is led by an expert birder who frequently leads walks for the Audubon Society. As we stroll along Stevens Creek, our guide will find and identify birds such as Spotted Towhee, Chestnut-backed chickadee, Lesser Goldfinch, Oat Titmouse, Bewick’s Wren, Acorn Woodpecker and White-breasted Nuthatch. Before the end of our walk, we will stop for a BYO social picnic lunch near Stevens Creek before heading back. Binoculars can be borrowed if you do not have access to them. Images by George, Veronica Andrews and Jack Bulmer from Pixabay.

Level of Difficulty: : Easy
Number of Miles: : 2.0
Location: Blackberry Farm