McClellan Ranch Preserve for Beginners

Saturday, January 15, 2022
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
In front of the SCVAS Nature Shop
37.313072, -122.063695

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


This event will start outside the SCVAS Nature Shop, located in Cupertino, 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.

Trip Difficulty: Less than 1 mile, flat paved trail

Notes: bring binoculars and wear masks, optional: download Merlin Bird ID to your smartphone (

Leaders: Robin Chen ‪(408) 409-4373‬ and Sarah Chan ‪(650) 549-4576‬

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 bathroom, drinking water

Parking Type and Fees: paved parking, ADA-complaint spots available, no fees

Banner Photo: McClellan Ranch by Eve Meyer

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

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