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.

LOS CAPITANCILLOS PONDS

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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Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society