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Los Capitancillos Ponds

Sunday, December 05, 2021

09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Singletree Way

37.234266, -121.899898

Before signing up for this trip, please take a moment to read our trip policies and view our liability waiver.


The Los Capitancillos percolation ponds, located between the Cambrian and Almaden Valley areas of San Jose, are a great birding location for wintering ducks. We’ll spend the morning scanning the ponds for American Wigeons, Ring-necked Ducks, Buffleheads, Gadwalls, and Ruddy Ducks. We'll also check out the edges of each pond for Wilson’s Snipe, Killdeer and Spotted Sandpiper.  

Trip Difficulty: 2-3 miles, flat, gravel access road

Notes: Scope helpful

Leaders: Eve Meier: (408) 569-9391, fieldtrips@scvas.org and Dan Bloch

Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly Ages 10 and up

Meet: Trail entrance on Singletree Way in San Jose

Directions: From CA-85 in San Jose, exit Camden Ave. Drive south about 1 mile. After crossing over Blossom Hill Rd and just past the school, turn left onto Singletree Wy. The trailhead is on your right in 0.2 miles (after the PG&E substation). Street parking. Latitude/Longitude: 37.234266, -121.899898

Facilities: No facilities

Parking: Street parking, no ADA compliant parking spots

Banner Photo: Ring-necked Ducks by Brooke Miller

Questions? Email general questions to fieldtrips@scvas.org or contact the trip leader for questions regarding the event.

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